Effectiveness of self instructional module on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children in Institute of Child Health and Research Centre at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

Radhika, P (2015) Effectiveness of self instructional module on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children in Institute of Child Health and Research Centre at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: A study to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children in Institute of Child Health and Research Centre at Government Rajaji Hospital Madurai. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children. HYPOTHESIS: H1: There is a significant difference between the pre test and post test level of knowledge on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children. H2: There is a significant association between level of knowledge with selected socio demographic variables. DESIGN: Preexperimental design was used to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children in Institute of Child Health and Research Centre at Government Rajaji Hospital Madurai. The tool used for this study consists of demographic data and structured knowledge questionnaires. The populations of this study were 60 mothers of under five children admitted in pediatric ward who undergone treatment and other diagnostic procedure. Samples for the study were selected through consecutive sampling. Conceptual frame work used for this study was Ludwig Von Bertalanffy’s General system theory model. RESULTS: The findings of the present study revealed that the computed post-test ‘t’ value in over all area was highly significant (t = 30.22, P<0.001). The mean and S.D value (mean=16.92, S.D=1.42) of post-test was higher than the pre-test value (mean= 7.52, S.D=1.76). This shows that there was a highly significant increase of knowledge on prevention of worm infestation among mothers of under five children and also self instructional module is very much effective. CONCLUSION: Self instructional module was easy method of health education, cost effective, noninvasive, and highly feasible. It can be used as an effective intervention to improve the knowledge among mothers of under five children on prevention of worm infestation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self Instructional Module, Prevention, Worm Infestation, Mothers, under five Children, Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 06:09
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 07:56
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1591

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