International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part G (2018)
A study to assess effect of information booklet on care of low–birth weight neonate on knowledge and practices of mothers in selected areas
Low birth weight is one whose birth is less than 2500 gm irrespective of the gestational age. India is one of the country with the highest incidence of Low Birth Weight, which has nearly 7.5-million Low Birth Weight babies’ annually- the highest of any other country. Motherhood is a beautiful and joyous experience to a woman. The health of the mother during pregnancy is important to give birth to a healthy babyA study to assess effect of information booklet on care of low–birth weight neonate on knowledge and practices of mothers in selected areas materials and.
Methods Research Approach: evaluative approach. Research design used was Pre experimental one group pretest post test research design. The General Systems Theory was used for the study which is developed by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy. The setting for this study was the selected areas in PCMC, Pune. Probability purposive Sampling Technique was used for 60sample.the tool developed which includes section 1= the demographic variables SECTION II: Self structured questionnaire SECTION III: Observation checklist. Tool validity was done and tool found reliable. Study found feasible after pilot study.
Results: It has been observed that. The education, occupation of mother are the demographic variables which were found to have non significant association with knowledge of mothers regarding care of low birth weight neonate. Since all the p-values are large, (greater than 0.05), No other demographic variables was found to have non significant association with practice of mothers regarding care of low birth weight neonate. The ‘t’ value between pre and post test computed for knowledge and practices on care of low birth weight neonate indicates that there is a significant improvement in scores from pre to post test at 5 % level i.e. p<0.05. Hence Research Hypothesis H1 is accepted.
Conclusion: It has been observed that pre test and post test level of knowledge and practice score was found to be significant. This result shows that information booklet is effective for improving knowledge and practice of mother.
How to cite this article:
Patil Surekha Manikrao. A study to assess effect of information booklet on care of low–birth weight neonate on knowledge and practices of mothers in selected areas. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):445-449.