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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 225) Last page : ( 228)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00048.5

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on the Knowledge of Mothers of “Under Five Children” on Malnutrition in Pratap Nagar Jaipur

Ms. Bhardwaj Richa1,*, Mr. Avasthi Rishi Dutt2,**, Mrs. Tripathi Neetu2,***

1Asst. Professor, Saket College of Nursing, Jaipur

2Nursing Tutor, College of Nursing, A.I.I.M.S, Jodhpur

*Corresponding Author Email: rishuavasthi@gmail.com

**Email: richa.rishika@gmail.com

***Email: neetutripathi550@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


Background of the study

A child is future of nation. Malnutrition is a big public health problem in India as it can be attributed for more than half (54 percent) of all under five mortality in India. Malnutrition among under-five children is an important concern for the health authorities in India. Malnutrition prevents children from reaching their full physical and mental potential. So our study aims to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the knowledge of mothers of “under five children” on malnutrition. The Objectives of study are to assess the knowledge of mothers of “under five children” regarding Malnutrition, To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the knowledge of mothers of “under five” years of child regarding Malnutrition. In Methodology of research approach using one group pre-test post-test design was adopted for the study. The sample comprised of 50 mothers whose child residing in Pratap Nagar Jaipur In this one group pre-test and post test design only one group is observed before and after the intervention. A purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The study intended to measure the gain of knowledge score of mothers after they were given planned teaching program through lesson plan on malnutrition. A structured interview schedule was developed for data collection. The study reveals that there was significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge score of mothers (t50=11.84) p<0.05. The study helps to raise awareness among student nurses, educators, and community leaders. Community Health Nurse should take initiative in adopting policies or plan with Government of India or Rajasthan for providing education to the community people specially for mothers because India is the developing country most of the under five child comes under malnutrition category for their benefit day to day and door to door planned teaching programme is very effective and helpful for imparting knowledge.



Malnutrition, Under-five mothers, Effectiveness, Knowledge, structured teaching programme.


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