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Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Basic Management of the Cerebral Palsy Children among the Family in Pune City

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 5)

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Page : 860-862

Keywords : Cerebral Palsy; Children; Family;

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Cerebral palsy is a developmental disability described By "WilliumLittle" in the 1840's. In the term Cerebral Palsy (CP), "Cerebral" refers to the injured Central nervous system (CNS) and "Palsy" describes the lack of voluntary muscle strength or control. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects a person's movement, balance and posture. CP is the common motor disability among children. Cerebral is brain. Palsy is weakness or inability to use the muscles. CP is due to abnormal brain development and damage of brain that affects ability to control muscular movement. CP has wide variety of symptoms. Child may need special walking aid, or might not be able to walk and require long term care/supervision. If the family members have inadequate knowledge regarding the care of cerebral palsy children.which can affect their practices. Family members are supposed to be active members in caring for children with cerebral palsy. Hence the investigator had taken effort to study the effectiveness of PTP on Basic management of cerebral palsy children among family members and to give information to the family members on basic management of cerebral palsy children. The study presented with the mean pre-test knowledge scores related to Basic management of cerebral palsy children was 43.9%with regard to a maximum possible score of40.The mean post-test knowledge scores were 74.8%.The difference between the pre-test mean and post-test mean knowledge score was found to be statistically significant at 0.05 level (t (39) = pless than0.05) 15.63, suggesting that the PTP was an effective method oflearning.There was no significant association between the variables like age, Sex, occupation, area of residence, type of family, and source of knowledge of the care givers with pre-test and post-test knowledgescores.The planned teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge and found to be significant in all the aspects of management of cerebral palsy children under study.

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