A STUDY TO ASSESS EFFECT OF VIDEO ASSISTED TEACHING REGARDING KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD ABUSE AMONG THE MOTHERS OF UNDER 10 YEAR CHIDREN IN SELECTED COMMUNITY OF METROPOLITAN CITY.

Ms. Darshana Jagannath Gore, Mrs. Meena B. Sonavane

Abstract


India, ranked as the second most populous country in the World with a population of 1.03 billion, has an estimated 400 million children. According
to the State of Child Rights in India, incidences of child abuse are denitely on the rise especially since the nineties. An estimated 6, 00,000 – 7,
00,000 children are sexually abused in India alone. One in three girls in the world is sexually abused before reaching the age of 18 and one in four
before the age of 14. In case of boys, one in six is sexually abused before the age of 16.
MATERIAL AND METHOD- PRE-EXPERIMENTAL ONE GROUP PRETEST POST TEST RESEARCH DESIGN WAS USED , SAMPLE
WAS n=60 MOTHERS OF CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS RESIDING IN SELECTED COMMUNITY SAMPLE WERE SELECED WITH
NON PROBABILITY CONVENIENT SAMPLING METHOD.DATA WERE COLLECTED WITH SEMI-STRUCTUDRED
QUESTIONIARE.DATA WERE ANALYSED WITH THE HELP OF FISHER EXACT TEST AND PAIRED 'T' TEST.
RESULT- PART A- In pretest, 65% of the mothers of under 10 years children had poor knowledge (score 0-12), 33.3% of them and average
knowledge (score 13-24) and 1.7% of them had good knowledge (score 25-36) regarding child abuse. In posttest, all of them had good knowledge
(score 25-36) regarding child abuse. This indicates that the knowledge of the mothers regarding child abuse improved remarkably after video
assisted teaching.
PART B: Researcher applied paired t-test for the effect of video assisted teaching on child abuse among mothers. Average knowledge score in
pretest was 12.6 which increased to 32.3 in post-test. T-value for this comparison was 32.3 with 59 degrees of freedom. Corresponding p-value was
small (less than 0.05), the null hypothesis is rejected. There is signicant improvement in the knowledge of the mothers of under 10 years after
video assisted teaching regarding child abuse(H1) is accepted.


Keywords


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