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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 10, Part I (2016)

Effectiveness of IEC (Information, Education & Communication) package on knowledge regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and its management among antenatal mothers at selected hospital, Nellore, A.P.

Author(s)
P Latha and Dr. S Indira
Abstract
Background: Minor disorders of pregnancy or ailments that are affecting the daily activities of the pregnant women. Many of the minor ailments will get worse if not treated earlier. The midwife has a very important role to play in triaging patients, educating patients and managing minor conditions, therefore preventing many hospital admissions. Also all antenatal mothers should possess adequate knowledge on minor ailments and its home management in order to prevent the complications. Aim: The overall aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of IEC package on knowledge regarding minor ailments and its management.
Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and its management among antenatal mothers. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of IEC package on knowledge level of antenatal mothers. 3. To compare the level of knowledge after IEC package 4. To find an association between the knowledge scores of antenatal mothers regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and its management with selected demographic variables.
Methods: Pre-experimental one group pretest-post test design with evaluative approach was adopted. Data was collected by using purposive sampling technique from 60 antenatal mothers at Narayana Medical College & Hospital at Nellore, A.P.
Results: In pretest, 60% of antenatal mothers had inadequate knowledge and 40% of them had moderate knowledge and nobody had adequate knowledge on minor ailments. In post test, 70% antenatal mothers had moderate knowledge, 28% of them had adequate knowledge and 2% of them had inadequate knowledge regarding minor ailments. Hence, the post-test is higher than the pre-test, it can be concluded that IEC package was effective in increasing the knowledge level of women regarding minor ailments of pregnancy.
Pages: 593-596  |  611 Views  18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
P Latha and Dr. S Indira. Effectiveness of IEC (Information, Education & Communication) package on knowledge regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and its management among antenatal mothers at selected hospital, Nellore, A.P.. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(10): 593-596.
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