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A Study to Assess Effectiveness of Informational Booklet Regarding the Knowledge on Developmental Milestones of an Infant among Primi Para Mothers in MGMCRI at Puducherry

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 2)

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Page : 159-164

Keywords : Information booklet; development of mile stone; primi para;

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Introduction: The child is an important person in every family. The health of a growing child is always a great concern to the parents. Developmental surveillance is the process of monitoring child development over time to promote healthy development and to identify possible problems. The developmental landmarks or milestone take place in four fields [motor, cognitive, social and language development. Research Methodology: A quasi experimental study was adopted, 30 primi para mothers were included as per inclusion criteria by using convenient sampling technique. pre-test was conducted with semi structured questionnaire followed that distributed booklet and explained about the milestones of an infant. After seven days post-test was conducted with the same semi structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Major Findings: In pre-test out of 30 samples 36.7 % less adequate knowledge, 63.3 % of mothers have moderately adequate value. Pre-test mean score is 8.7 with SD 1.985. In post-test 33.3 % mothers have moderately adequate knowledge, 66.7 % of mothers have highly adequate knowledge, the post-test mean score is 17.0 with SD 3.068. The improvement of knowledge was statistically tested by chi-square test and found to be highly statistically significant at p < 0.001. It Indicates that the informational booklet was effective in improving developmental milestones of an infant Hence the stated hypothesis (H1) was accepted. Conclusion: The conclusion of the present study shows that the majority of primi para mothers gained adequate knowledge on developmental milestones of an infant. It reveals that the informational booklet was effective to improve the knowledge level of primi para mother’s regarding milestone development of an infant.

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