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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 408) Last page : ( 409)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00087.4

Assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding prevention of Diarrhea among the mothers of under five year children in kherva Village, Mehsana District

Patidar Kaushal*

Asst. Professor, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Tal-Visnagar, Dist-Mehsana (Gujarat)

*Corresponding Author Email: kaush776@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.



Health of the children has been considered as the vital importance to all societies because the children are the basic resources for the future of human kind. Child health depends up on prevention. Majority of child health problems are preventable. Modern approach of child health care emphasis on ‘Preventive care rather than curative care”. Most of the childhood diseases are prevented by mother's role.1

Aims and Objective

To assess the pre test knowledge of mothers regarding prevention of diarrhoea. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding prevention of diarreha. To find out association between pre test knowledge score and selected demographic variables.

Material and Methods

The data were collected from 50 Mothers of under five children by purposive sampling techniques with the use structured questionnaire and one group pretest posttest design was used.


Mothers of under five year children had good knowledge with effectiveness of 51.36%. There was highly significant difference found between pretest and posttest knowledge scores and there was no significant association found between knowledge scores and demographic variables


planned teaching found to be effective in improving the knowledge of mothers of under five year children.



Assess, knowledge, diarrhea, planned teaching programme, mothers of under five children.


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