A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Neonatal Warning Signs among Postnatal Mothers in Selected Hospitals of Jalandhar, Punjab, 2015.
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Globally 4 million newborns die every year before they reach the age of one month. India has persistently high rates of newborn mortality over three lakh a year and accounts for 29 per cent of all first-day deaths globally. Common danger signs occur in newborn which require immediate care. These danger signs include poor or no sucking, lethargy or drowsiness, rapid or difficulty breathing, hypothermia and hyperthermia, jaundice, abdominal distention, diarrhea, convulsion and vomiting.
The aim of the study is to enhance the knowledge of postnatal mothers with structured teaching programme regarding neonatal warning signs in order to reduce the neonatal mortality rate. Investigator planed to give structured teaching programme to the mothers of neonates so as to improve their knowledge regarding neonatal warning signs. The study was conducted on 60 mothers of neonates in selected hospitals of Jalandhar and was selected by convenient sampling technique. Quasi-experimental research design was used. Data will be obtained by self structured knowledge questionnaire and was analyzed and interpreted by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Pre test mean knowledge score of control group was 10.83 and pre test mean knowledge score of experimental group was 9.30 where as the pre test knowledge score of control group was 10.83 and the posttest mean knowledge score 17.63 in experimental group was higher than posttest mean knowledge score 10.83 in control group. And it was statistically significant at p< 0.05 level as calculated ‘t’ value (6.210*) was more than the table value at p>0.05 level of significance. It showed that the posttest of control and experimental group were significantly related. Pretest and posttest of experimental group were significantly related as calculated value‘t’ value (20.159*) was more than the table value at p> 0.05 level of significance. Hence the research hypothesis (H1) is accepted and H0 is rejected. So, it is concluded that structured teaching programme had significant impact on improving knowledge of mothers regarding neonatal warning signs
Neonatal warning signs, Postnatal mothers, Knowledge.