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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 138) Last page : ( 140)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00032.3

A Study to Assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Dental Fluorosis and its management among mothers of under five children in selected Anganwadi centres at Rajkot

Mr. Bhatt Priyank*

Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Opp. Ghanteshwar Park, B/H Sainik Society, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot, Gujarat-360006

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bhattprem32@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.


Dental fluorosis is a health condition caused by a child receiving too much fluoride during tooth development. The critical period of exposure is between 1 and 4 years old. In its mild form, which is the most common, fluorosis appears as tiny white streaks or specks that are often unnoticeable. In its severest form, which is also called mottling of dental enamel, it is characterized by black and brown stains, as well as cracking and pitting of the teeth.1 The research design adopted was Quasi experimental one group pre test and post test. The conceptual framework based on HochbaumHealth belief model 1950. The study has been conducted in selected Anganwadi center of Manaharpur village, which is 2.5 km farer from the Shri Anand institute of nursing, on Jamnagar highway, Rajkot. Non probability convenient sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 60. As an intervention of planned teaching programme was administered to group. The data was collected through structured knowledge questionnaire and level of knowledge assess among mothers of under five children. The collected data were analysed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical method. ”t” test was used for assessing the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on level of knowledge among mothers of under five children. The obtained “t” value was 9.675 which was significant at 0.05 Level. It was observed that the educational status of mothers of under five children was significant and remaining demographic variables were not significant, which was statistically significant.



Effectiveness, planned teaching programme, dental fluorosis, mothers of under five children.


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