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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 407) Last page : ( 409)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00090.1

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention of Worm Infestation among Mothers of Underfive Children in Selected Rural Area of Mehsana District, Gujarat

Patidar Rakesh*

Principal, Government College of Nursing, Siddhpur, Gujarat

*Corresponding Author's Email: rpatidar1980@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.



To assess the existing knowledge and attitude regarding worm infestation among mothers of underfive children. To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding worm infestation. To find out the relationship between knowledge and attitude regarding worm infestation among mothers of underfive children. To determine association between knowledge and attitude regarding worm infestation with their selected demographic variables.


Study was conducted using quasi experimental one group pretest, posttest design. Structured Knowledge questionnaire and three point likert scale was used to evaluate the baseline data, knowledge and attitude of mothers of under-five children. Data obtained was tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study, using descriptive and inferential statistics.


Significant increase in knowledge was witnessed after the implementation of Structured Teaching Programme as evidenced by pre-test and post-test data analysis.


The Structured Teaching Programme enhanced the knowledge of mothers of under-five children regarding prevention of worm infestations. This programme will help in the implementation of worm infestations topic in the students ’curriculum and teachers training programme.



Worm infestations, mothers of under-five children, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Attitude.


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