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Assess the Effectiveness of Knowledge on Antenatal Care among Antenatal Mothers


Rajakumari, A.G., Soli, T. K.

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To evaluate the effectiveness of structured education on knowledge on antenatal care among antenatal mothers. Participants and setting: A pre – experimental one group pretest – posttest design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted in Sri sai Hospital, suryapet telugana, India. The investigator selected 30 antenatal mothers who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Intervention: Data was collected regarding demographic variable, knowledge of the antenatal care on antenatal mothers. The investigator assessed the level of knowledge of the antenatal mothers by using structured questionnaire and modified three point Likert Scale and by using checklist through one to one teaching by lecture, demonstration, video clippings and verbalization. Structured teaching programme was conducted on the same day on group wise each group consists of 10members. Data collection was done in Telugu and English the questionnaire was distributed to each first year nursing students. At the end of the teaching the doubts were cleared.  Then 10 minutes was allotted for discussion. Measurement and findings: The analysis finding indicates clearly that 46% of mothers had inadequate knowledge regarding antenatal care. A well planned structured teaching programme given to the same group. The effectiveness of programme showed high level of significant at p<0.001 level. It showed that structured teaching programme was an effective method to improve the knowledge. Conclusion: The study concluded that there was a significant improvement in knowledge of antenatal mothers after administration of education. The education was an effective education tool to improve the knowledge of antenatal mother regarding antenatal care.


Knowledge, Antenatal care, Antenatal mothers, Effectiveness

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Rajakumari, A.G., Soli, T. K. (2015). Assess the Effectiveness of Knowledge on Antenatal Care among Antenatal Mothers, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 4(2), 378-381.

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