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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 8, Part B (2018)

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding usage of embrace for prevention and management of hypothermia among female care givers of preterm and low birth weight infants admitted in selected hospitals at Vijayapur

Author(s)
Geeta G Bellundagi and Dr. Ninganagouda G Patil
Abstract
Background: Neonatal hypothermia after birth is worldwide issue across all climate and prolong exposure can lead to harm and in severe cases, death. Lack of thermal protection is one of the major challenges faced by developing nations for newborn survival. In India, the prevalence of hypothermia varies widely but recent estimates normal newborn’s in community setting are around 31% and about 32% in hospital settings, but these included mostly normal weight newborns. Almost 2.8 million neonatal deaths occurred in the year 2013 globally, of which 73% deaths occurred during first seven days of life. In areas where there fewer health care providers and even lesser recourses a simple technique to prevent and manage hypothermia is required. Embrace warmer is a non- profit organization providing low- cost incubators to prevent neonatal deaths in rural areas in developing countries. Aims and objectives: The study aims at assessing the effect of STP on knowledge regarding usage of embrace for prevention and management of hypothermia among female care givers of preterm and low birth weight infants admitted in selected hospitals at Vijayapur Materials and Methods: A pre experimental one group pre and post-test research design was used for the study. The knowledge level of the subjects were determined by using a self-structured knowledge questionnaire following which a Structured teaching programme was administered on the same day. A post test was conducted to determine the knowledge level of the subjects on the 7th day by using the same questionnaire. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. Paired‘t’ test was used to find out the significant difference between pretest and post test. Results: In this study demographic variables shows that 66% of respondents had the Secondary level of education, 60% of respondents belong to Urban Area, and 40% respondents were house wives, 50% respondents had relationship of caregiver to the baby is Mothers. The mean pre-test knowledge score of samples was 13.48 and standard deviation was 2.32 and mean post-test knowledge score of the respondents was 20.01 and SD was 1.47 and ‘t’ test value 22.01 with 49 degree of freedom 1.678. This shows that knowledge of respondents regarding usage of embrace for prevention and management of hypothermia had increased after the administration of structured teaching programme. Conclusion: The findings of the study support the effectiveness of structured teaching in increasing the knowledge regarding usage of Embrace for prevention and management of hypothermia among pre term and low birth weight infants.
Pages: 94-98  |  357 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Geeta G Bellundagi, Dr. Ninganagouda G Patil. Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding usage of embrace for prevention and management of hypothermia among female care givers of preterm and low birth weight infants admitted in selected hospitals at Vijayapur. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(8):94-98.
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