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Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Management and Prevention of Common Cold among Mothers of Under 5 Children in Selected Hospital of Anantnag Kashmir

Mir Uzma Ashraf

Abstract: Respiratory diseases are very often found in children especially respiratory infections. It is one of the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in young children .India has 440 million children, but nearly 2 million of them do not live to the age of 5. Acute respiratory infections are leading cause of child mortality (30%) in India1. WHO report stated that children below 5 years of age suffer about 5 episodes of ARI per child per year. ARI is responsible for about 30-40% of visits to health care facilities and for about 20-40% admission to hospitals. Upper respiratory tract infection includes common cold, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Naso-pharyngitis, Epiglottis, Laryngitis, Tracheitis, Laryngotracheitis,. The important risk factor associated with respiratory diseases include malnutrition, low birth weight, climatic variations, overcrowding house, air pollution, poor ventilation and lack of environmental sanitation 2.Respiratory viral infection, also known as the common cold is the most common infection in Under 5 children. The common cold is an acute, self-limiting viral infection of the upper respiratory tract involving the nose, sinuses, pharynx and larynx 2 The preventive measures of common cold in under 5 children includes hygienic practices related to personal and environmental hygiene, appropriate disposal of respiratory secretions, isolation of infected patients, maintenance of nutritional status, immunization to be completed as per schedule and special protection of children during weather variations to prevent cold.3 OBJECTIVES OF STUDY: 1.To assess the pre test knowledge score regarding management and prevention of common cold among mothers of under 5 children in selected hospital of Anantnag Kashmir.2.To assess the post test knowledge score regarding management and prevention common cold among mothers of under five children in selected hospital of Anantnag Kashmir. 3.To compare pre test and post test knowledge scores regarding management and prevention of common cold among mothers of under five children in selected hospital of Anantnag Kashmir.4.To determine the association of pre test knowledge scores regarding management and prevention of common cold among mothers of under five children in selected hospital of Anantnag Kashmir with their demographic variables i.e Age, Education, Occupation, Family income and Type of family. HYPOTHESIS: H1: There is significant difference between pre-test knowledge and post-test knowledge scores regarding management and prevention of common cold among mothers of under 5 children at

Keywords: Effectiveness , Structured teaching programme , Common cold , management , prevention and Mothers of under 5 children.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing

Pages: 135 - 139

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Mir Uzma Ashraf, "Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Management and Prevention of Common Cold among Mothers of Under 5 Children in Selected Hospital of Anantnag Kashmir", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=ART20195898, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 135 - 139

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