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A Study to Assess the Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Kangaroo Mother Care among the Nursing Mothers

Jophy Mary Philip, Niza. Subramanian

Abstract: Kangaroo care is a technique of direct skin to skin contact between mothers (or fathers) and their pre mature infants. It has shown to improve the mother?s psychological state, strengthen mother and infant bonding and stimulate maternal lactation. The present study assessed the the effect of structured teaching program on knowledge and practice regarding kangaroo mother care among the nursing mothers. The design was adopted by the investigator in this study was pretest and post test quasi experimental design. A total of 50 nursing mothers were selected from the postnatal ward by using convenient sampling technique. The purpose of the study was explained to the mothers and consent was taken from all the participants. A structured pretest questionnaire related to Kangaroo mother care were asked to them for scoring knowledge, and an observational check list was used to assess the practice and STP was given to the mothers. The study found that the mothers had inadequate knowledge and practice regarding kangaroo mother care in pretest. After the STP on kangaroo mother care there was a significant improvement in knowledge and practice of the nursing mothers regarding kangaroo mother care. The study concluded that the STP was effective in improving the knowledge and practice of the nursing mothers regarding kangaroo mother care. The formulated hypothesis was supported.

Keywords: Kangaroo mother care, kangaroo nursing, Assessing knowledge of mothers regarding kangaroo care, KMC

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing

Pages: 1675 - 1680

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Jophy Mary Philip, Niza. Subramanian, "A Study to Assess the Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Kangaroo Mother Care among the Nursing Mothers", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198195, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 1675 - 1680

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