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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 140) Last page : ( 142)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00032.X

A study to assess the effectiveness of need basedplanned teaching programme on factors influencing childhood obesity among the mothers of school going children (6–12 years) in selected school at Rajkot

Ms. Chakraborty Suparna*, Mr. Doss K Jeenath Justin

Community Health Nursing, Shri Anand College of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

*Corresponding Author E-mail: suparnac11@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.


Childhood obesity is one of the major health issues of modern civilization. It has also been observed that the health problems of adult obesity can be prevented if obesity is controlled in childhood itself. Childhood is a critical period for the initiation of the obesity and associated morbidity. Factors that may cause children to become overweight and obese include: genetic factors, behavioural factors, environmental factors etc1. The improvement of knowledge regarding factors influencing childhood obesity among mothers of school going children (6–12 years) has an important play in enabling the effectiveness of planned teaching programme as an independence nursing intervention. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding factors influencing childhood obesity. The research design adopted was pre-experimental one group pre test. The conceptual frame work for this study was based on Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1968) general system theory. The study had been conducted in Happy School at Rajkot, Gujarat. Purposive sampling technique had been adopted to select the desired samples. The sample size was 60. The data collected were analysed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The pre-test score of knowledge level among 60 respondents 48(80%) had inadequate knowledge, 12(20%) had moderately adequate knowledge and no subjects had adequate knowledge. After Planned Teaching Programme, 30(50%) had adequate knowledge, 26(43.33%) had moderately adequate knowledge and the remaining 4 (6.67%) had inadequate knowledge. The post test mean score was 19.70 with the standard deviation of 2.57, when comparing to pre test mean score 7.44 with standard deviation of 5.40, it was significantly higher and computed paired ‘t’ value 27.988 is higher than the table value 3.4632, which shows the Planned Teaching Programme was effective at P<0.001 level.



To assess, Effectiveness, Planned teaching programme, Factors, Obesity, and Mothers of school going children.


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