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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 158) Last page : ( 162)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00032.5

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Knowledge about the Prevention and Management of Constipation among the Mothers of Infants in Alur Village, Hassan(Karnataka).

Mr. Vageriya Vipin1,*, Mr. Sharma Kamal2

1Asst. Professor cum Head of Department Child Health Nursing, Manikaka Topawala Institute of Nursing

2Asst. Professor, KGN College of Nursing, Jhalawar (Rajasthan)

*Corresponding Author Email: vipinvageriya.nur@charusat.ac.in, vipin_4u51@yahoo.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.


Infants are the age group between birth to1 year. Constipation is very common alignment in feeding problems. Every child has suffered with constipation. infancy period of the constipation is common problem. Constipation is defined as the difficulty in passing stool or longer than a normal time between the bowel movements.


1. Assess the pre test and post test level of knowledge regarding prevention and management of constipation among the mothers of infant (birth-1year). 2. Evaluate the effectiveness and to find association of planned teaching program by comparing the pretest and post test level of knowledge.

Research Methodology

Research Design-Pre Experiment Research Design With One Group Pre Test And Post Test Design With No Control Group. Setting of Study-The Present Study was Conducted in Alur Village of Hassan District In Karnataka. Target Population-The Target Population Of The Present Study Includes The Mothers Of Infant In Selected Community Areas Such As Alur At Hassan District. Sample Size-Sixty Mothers of Infant those fulfilled the inclusion And exclusion criteria. Sampling Technique-In This Study, The Non-Probability Convenient Sampling was used.


Over all pre test knowledge mean 6.95 SD 2.32 and mean percentage is 23.16%. Over all post test knowledge mean 22.05 SD 2.31and mean percentage is 73.50%. The paired t test value is 56.1. It shows that there is significant increase in the knowledge after the planned teaching program at the level of p<0.001. The net Effectiveness PTP 50.34%of knowledge about the prevention and management of infant constipation. The chi-square value test shows that there is no significance association between socio demographic variables and knowledge.

Conclusion and Recommendation

The Findings of the study recommended the further interventional approaches regarding the prevention and management of infant constipation. Special health education campaign related to the Prevention and management of infant constipation are required. Nurses and other health workers should creates awareness among people and promote health Brest feeding practices to relieve constipation. The present study proved that planned teaching program was effective among the mothers to increase Knowledge about the Prevention and management of infant constipation.



Management of Constipation, Mothers of Infants.


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