KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS OF UNDER FIVE YEAR CHILDREN REGARDING PREVENTION OF MALNUTRITION IN SELECTED URBAN SLUM AREA OF VADODARA CITY

Mr. Jitendra Singolia, Nikhil Baraiya, Nilkanth Patel, Anjali Masih, Seenamol. S

Abstract


AIMS: The aims of the study are to assess the level of knowledge and effectiveness of structured teaching program on
prevention of malnutrition in under five year children among mothers.
MATERIALS & METHOD: Evaluative approach & pre experimental pre test post test research design for the study & non probability
convenience sampling technique was used to collect 150 samples.
RESULTS: In pre test 90(60%) with average & 25(16.7%) poor and 23.30% had good knowledge while in post test 129 (86%) had good & 21
(14%) had average knowledge. The t test 18.97 shows the knowledge improvement & Only age(Chi-sq=8.89) was significantly associated with
post test knowledge score.
CONCLUSION: The Structured Teaching Programme regarding health effect of Malnutrition was helpfull to the mothers to abreast their
knowledge regarding health malnutrition.


Keywords


Mothers of under five years children. Malnutrition. Demographic data ,Structured Knowledge Questionnaire.

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