EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PLANNED TEACHING PROGRAM ON VITAMIN-A SUPPLEMENTATION KNOWLEDGE AMONG THE MOTHERS OF UNDER 5 CHILDREN IN SELECTED AREAS AT BANGALORE, KARNATAKA.

Mrs. Sheeliya White

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Blindness owing to Vitamin A deficiency is one amongst the key nutritional issues in India. Hence, the aim
of the study is to assess and improve the knowledge of the mothers of under 5 children on Vitamin A Supplementation.
METHODS: A quasi - experimental study was conducted on 80 mothers of under 5 children in Karnataka. A face-to-face
interview for mothers was done using a semi structured questionnaire.
RESULTS: The results of this study showed that the mean improvement of knowledge is 51.98 with a standard deviation of 9.09
in the experimental group and in the control group mean improvement knowledge is 2.39 with a standard deviation of 6.25.
There was an association between knowledge level and demographic variables which was significant at P < 0.05, P < 0.001, P <
0.01 level.
CONCLUSION: Education given to the mothers of under 5 children was very effective in improving knowledge when compared
to pretest. The community health department can take measures for the hindrance of vitamin A deficiency.


Keywords


Knowledge, Vitamin A supplementation, Planned teaching Programme, Mothers of under five children

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