Effectiveness of mother to mother approach on knowledge regarding dengue fever among mothers of under five children in selected villages, Salem

Mercy, A (2014) Effectiveness of mother to mother approach on knowledge regarding dengue fever among mothers of under five children in selected villages, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.

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Abstract

A Study was done to Assess the Effectiveness of Mother to Mother Approach on Knowledge regarding Dengue fever among Mothers of Under-five Children in Selected Villages, Salem. A Quasi experimental pre test post test with control group design was adopted. Sixty six mothers of underfive children were selected from Neikkarapatti and Poolavari villages, Salem through non probability convenience sampling technique and selected thirty mothers from Neikkarapatti as experimental group and 6 mothers as mother educators. Thirty mothers from Poolavari were selected as control group. Data was collected from 29-7-13 to 27-8-13. Semi structured interview schedule was used to assess the knowledge of mothers in experimental and control group regarding dengue fever. Mother educators were taught about dengue fever by the investigator and they in turn taught other mothers in experimental group under the supervision of investigator. Post test was conducted on the 8th day of the intervention for experimental group. The findings of the study revealed that in pre test, majority of the mothers 24 (80%) in experimental group and 23 (76.7%) in control group had inadequate knowledge whereas in post test 24 (80%) mothers in experimental group and none of them in control group had adequate level of knowledge. The overall mean pre test score was 8.06±4.56.and post test mean score was 25.8±4.25 revealing the difference in mean score percentage of 61.15. Significant difference was found between overall scores of post test between experimental and control group (t = 7.36) at P < 0.05 level. There was no significant association between the level of knowledge and the demographic variables in experimental group and control group. The study implies that the mother to mother approach of teaching is an effective intervention to increase the knowledge of the mothers regarding dengue fever.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg. No:301216552)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; mother to mother approach ; knowledge ; dengue fever ; mothers ; under five children ; selected villages ; Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2018 16:51
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018 16:51
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10143

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