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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 331) Last page : ( 334)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00080.7

A Study to Evaluate the effectiveness of Information booklet on knowledge regarding Iron and Folic Acid deficiency among Antenatal mothers in selected rural areas at Udaipur District, Rajasthan

Mr. Acharya Pranav1, Mr. Sharma Dinesh Kumar2,*, Mr. Menariya Dasrath3

1Lecturer, JR Institute of Nursing, Sagwara, Rajasthan

2Nursing Tutor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

3Asst. Prof., Vedanshi College of Nursing, Udaipur, Rajasthan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dinosharma740@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.

Abstract

Introduction

High fetal demands for iron, render iron deficiency the most common cause of anaemia in pregnancy, with other micronutrient deficiencies contributing less frequently. Folate deficiency anaemia affects 25–50% of pregnant women attending hospital clinic in some areas of India. Present study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding Iron and Folic Acid deficiency among antenatal mothers in selected rural areas at Udaipur district Rajasthan.

Objectives

to evauate the effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding iron and folic acid deficiency among antenatal mothers. & to find out the association between pre-test knowledge score regarding iron and folic acid deficiency with selected socio demographic variables.

Method

The method adopted for the present study was evaluative approach with Pre experimental one group pre and post test Research design as the study aimed at development of an intervention (Information Booklet) for assessing the knowledge of 120 Antenatal Mother at CHC (Badgove), CHC (Sarada) rural areas at Udaipur District. This approach would help the investigator to evaluate the effect of specific intervention that is “Information Booklet” on the variable that is ‘knowledge’ of Iron and Folic Acid efficiency among Antenatal Mother in selected rural area in Udaipur. In this study samples were drawn by using convenant Sampling method. Data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire.

Results

the mean post-test knowledge score was 17.73 and mean% was 59.1% that was greater than the mean pre-test knowledge score 10.55 and mean% was 35.16% t=23.46 (p=0.05, significant). This indicates that there was difference in pre-test and post-test knowledge score of respondents and Information Booklet was effective in improving the knowledge score of iron and folic acid deficiency among antenatal mother.

Conclusion

This study concludes that there is improvement in the level of knowledge of Antenatal Mother which indicates that the Information Bookletis effective. The socio-demographic variables of rural area significantly associated with the pre-test knowledge score. The development of antenatal mothers will help the rural area to enhance their knowledge.

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Keywords

Evaluate, Effectiveness, Information booklet, antenatal mother, Iron and Folic Acid.

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