A study on comparing different aspects of growth and development among pre-school children of anganwadies in selected urban and rural area at Coimbatore District

Geethu, G (2018) A study on comparing different aspects of growth and development among pre-school children of anganwadies in selected urban and rural area at Coimbatore District. Masters thesis, Ellen College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

A study on comparing different aspects of growth and development among preschool children of anganwadies in selected urban and rural areas at Coimbatore, district was conducted as partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Nursing by 301616851 from Ellen College of Nursing under the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the physical growth of pre-school children of urban and rural Anganwadies. 2. To assess the developmental milestones of pre-school children of rural and urban Anganwadies. 3. To compare the selected aspects of growth & development of pre-school children in rural and urban Anganwadies. 4. To associate the finding of growth and development with selected demographic variables of rural and urban preschool children. The hypothesis formulated were, H01: There is a significant difference in different aspect of growth and development among preschool children of Anganwadies in selected urban and rural areas. H02: There is a significant association between different aspects of growth and development among preschool children of Anganwadies in urban and rural areas with selected demographic variables. Literature review was done and organized under following headings; 1. Studies related to physical development. 2. Studies related to motor development. 3. Studies related to cognitive development. 4. Studies related to knowledge regarding parental role on growth and development of children. The conceptual frame work adopted for the present study was based on the health belief model. METHODS: The research design was comparative design. The setting for the study selected were Anganwadies of rural, Papampatti under Moppiripalayam Town Panchayat, Sulur, and Anganwadi of urban, Kuniyamuthur under Kuniyamuthur Municipality, Perur. Sample consisted of 90 preschool children, selected by using Stratified random sampling. The tool used for the study was structured questionnaire which comprised of two sections Section I contained demographic variables. Section II contained a observational checklist. Assessment was done in two level, Achieved and Not achieved. The tool and content was validated by experts and their suggestions were incorporated. The split half method was used for determining the reliability of the tool. Pilot study was conducted and the study was found to be feasible. Main study was conducted among 90 preschool children within a time period of 1 month. The collected data was analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. CONCLUSION: The three years preschool children, 11 (73.33%) the urban preschool children achieved the normal physical growth and 4 (26.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. In rural, 5(33.33%) were achieved the normal physical growth and 10(66.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. 11 (73.33%) of four year urban preschool children achieved the normal physical growth and 4 (26.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. In rural, 5 (33.33%) were achieved the normal physical growth and 10 (66.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. From five years urban preschool children, 08 (53.33%) were achieved the normal physical growth and 7 (46.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. In rural, 08 (53.33%) were achieved the normal physical growth and 7 (46.67%) were not achieved the normal physical growth. Considering the motor development of preschool children in anganwadies of urban and rural, 29 (64.44%) of children from urban did not achieved the normal motor development and 16 (35.55%) were achieved the normal motor development. In rural 42 (93.33%) were not achieved the normal motor development and 03 (06.66%) were achieved the normal motor development. From 45 children from urban, 37 (82.225) were not achieved the normal cognitive development and 08 (17.77%) were achieved the normal cognitive development. In rural among 45 preschool children, 41 (91.11%) were not achieved the normal cognitive development and 04 (08.88%) were achieved the normal cognitive development.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.301616851
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth and Development, Pre-School Children, Anganwadies, Urban and Rural Area, Coimbatore District.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2019 03:26
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 06:10
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11621

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