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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 253) Last page : ( 259)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2015.00003.4

Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections among the Mothers of Under Five Children

Mrs. Bagewadi Vaishali S.1,*, Mrs. Sumitra L.A.2

1Senior Tutor, K.L.E. University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka

2Professor, K.L.E. University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: vsbagewadi@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2015.


A study was conducted on 60 mothers attending the urban anganwadis of Belgaum. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention pneumococcal infections among the mothers of undrfive children and to associate the knowledge of mothers with socio demographic variables.

Pneumococcal infections are the leading cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally and it causes an estimated 2 million death among underfive children. WHO estimated that 10.6 million children less than 5 years of age suffer from pneumococcal infections. The survey showed Streptococcus Pneumonia was found to account for about 25–30% of the meningitis in less than 5 years of age.1 The subjects were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Data collection was done through structured knowledge questionnaire. The study was conducted by utilizing one group pre-test and post-test research design with an evaluative approach. Data obtained was tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that 65.3% mothers had good knowledge and 31.6% to be found average and none to be found poor knowledge. There was significant gain in knowledge of post-natal mothers and is statistically significant at P>0.05 level of significance. There was no significant association between age, religion, educational status, occupation and parity of mother and pre-test knowledge scores.



Prevention of pneumococcal infections, Planned teaching programme, Knowledge.


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