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Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme in Terms of Knowledge on Common Childhood Accidents and its Prevention among Mothers having a Child of 0-5 Years of Age in the Selected Community, West Bengal

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)

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Page : 1309-1316

Keywords : knowledge; childhood; accidents; mother;

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A study on the effectiveness of planned teaching programme (PTP) in terms of knowledge on common childhood accidents and its prevention among mothers having a child of 0-5yrs of age in the selected community, West Bengal. The study was conducted at Bhasa, South 24 PGS from 15th May 2018 to 21st May 2018 on 30 mothers having at least one child within 0-5years of age selected by purposive sampling technique. A structured knowledge interview schedule was used to collect the data. Reliability of the tool was established by the split-half method and calculated by Kerl Pearson’s correlation coefficient and was found 0.85 which indicates the tool was highly reliable. The result showed that the majority (60 %) of mother belongs to ≥18-30 years of age, majority (46.67 %) mothers had 5th to12th standard education along with 20 % mothers were illiterate, majority of mothers (40 %) had two children, the majority (73.33 %) of mothers were from joint family, maximum (53.33 %) mothers did not have previous knowledge about childhood accidents and its prevention. In majority (56.67 %) cases the source of knowledge about common childhood accidents and its prevention was mass media. Regarding the type of accident exposure, the majority (60 %) of child exposed to injury, child of the majority of mothers (60 %) were one time exposed to accident, 50 % of the mothers had no secondary caregiver for their child. Regarding knowledge score, 30 %, 53 % and 16.67 % of mothers scored very good, good and fair in pre-test whereas in post-test 73.33 % of mothers scored very good and 26.67 % of mothers scored good. During the pre-test, 30 % of mothers had adequate knowledge which was increased to 73.33 % after PTP found in post-test. The mean post-test knowledge score (13.3) of the mothers was significantly higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (11.6) of mothers after the introduction of planned teaching programme [t (df29) =3.4*, pless than0.05]. There was a significant gain in knowledge score

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