Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Promotion of Child Mental Health among Mothers residing in selected Community at Dharwad
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All parents want their children to be happy and successful. At some time most parents wonder whether their children are happy and doing what is expected for their age. There is no consensus about any definition of health. There is knowledge of how to attain a certain level of health, but health itself cannot be measured. Traditionally mental health has been defined in terms of more than an absence of symptoms of mental illness or mental distress.
Statement of the problem
“A study to evaluate the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Promotion of Child Mental Health among mothers residing in selected community at Dharwad”.
There is a significant improvement in knowledge of mothers regarding promotion of child mental health.
The data was generated by using the structured questionnaire. Simple random sampling was adopted to select 28 subjects. The data was obtained from the study subjects were analyzed and interpreted in terms of the objectives and hypothesis of the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the data analysis and the level set at 0.05.
The mean post test score was 20.25 was higher than the mean pre test score 5.50. The computed ‘t’ value is 10.310, indicates that there was a significant difference between the pre test and post test scores. The findings identified that there was a significant association between the pre test knowledge scores and the selected demographic variables i.e. age of mother (P<0.005).
Interpretation and conclusion
This study revealed that the knowledge of mothers regarding promotion of child mental health was inadequate and was increased after the administration of planned teaching program. Thus the hypothesis was accepted.