International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B (2019)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of low birth weight baby among mothers in selected hospitals of Pune city
Shivcharan Singh G, Manisha More, Poonam Kulkarni and Poonam More
Low Birth Weight is a life-threatening condition. The occurrence of this condition causes substantial morbidity and mortality in children. Nurses have an important role in primary and preventive care of the community. Antenatal mothers must be made aware of this condition and their active cooperation in prevention and control measures. A Non-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of low birth weight babies among antenatal mothers at Bharati hospital Pune.
The study consists of 60 Antenatal Mothers, who are in-between below to above 36 years and available at the time of study at Bharati hospital. Content validity of the tools was ensured by verifying it with expert from the field of Nursing. Convenient sampling method was used for the selection of samples. The instrument for the data collection was a structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: There is a significant difference between the scores of test and Re-test knowledge of antenatal mothers regarding prevention of low birth weight. The data collected was analysis in terms of frequency, percentage and presented in the forms of table and Bar graph. The knowledge score of the sample was 71.66% in good.
It shows that there is an association between demographic variables with post-test knowledge scores. The demographic variables which have relationship are age, education, parity. Earlier studies conducted by other researchers also showed educational programs are helpful in increasing the knowledge of antenatal mothers.
How to cite this article:
Shivcharan Singh G, Manisha More, Poonam Kulkarni and Poonam More. A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of low birth weight baby among mothers in selected hospitals of Pune city. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(3): 81-83.