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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017


A Pre- Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of the Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) among Health Care Providers at Selected Primary Health Centers, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Sruthi Kanuganti


Abstract: Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) was first developed in 1992, by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a new strategy aimed at reducing the continuing high morbidity and mortality in children under the age of five years. It was based on the rationale that decline in child mortality rates was not necessarily dependent on the use of sophisticated and expensive technologies but rather on a holistic approach that combines the use of strategies that were cheap and can be made universally available and accessible to all. A Pre- experimental study to assess the effectiveness of the Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge and attitude regarding Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) among Health Care Providers at selected Primary Health Centers, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Objectives of the study were to assess the Pre and Post test level of knowledge and attitude regarding IMNCI among Health Care Providers, to compare the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge and attitude IMNCI among Health Care Providers between Pre and Post test scores, to correlate the level of knowledge and attitude regarding IMNCI among Health Care Providers, to find out the association between post test level of knowledge and attitude regarding IMNCI among Health Care Providers with their selected Demographic Variables. Methods and approach used in the study were Pre- experimental design with one group Pre and Post-test design. Which was conducted on Thirty (30) Health Care Providers in selected Primary Health Centers at Guntur and sample was selected from Purposive Sampling Technique. Structured questionnaires were used. Data was processed by using Chi-square and Paired t-test. Majority of Health Care Providers 26 (86.66 %) were Inadequate Knowledge whereas in Post-test majority 22 ( 73.3 %) were Adequate Knowledge. In relation to Attitude majority of Health Care Providers 22 (73.3 %) were Unfavorable Attitude whereas in Post- test majority 26 (86.66 %) were Favorable Attitude. The Paired t test value for Knowledge between Pre and Post-test was 18.293, when compare to table value 2.05, it was high. There was highly significant effectiveness on Knowledge regarding IMNCI among Health Care Providers. This study was concluded that Structured Teaching Programme was effective method to improve IMNCI among Health Care Providers in selected Primary Health Centers.


Keywords: IMNCI, Health Care Providers, Primary Health Centers


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,


Pages: 186 - 191


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Sruthi Kanuganti, "A Pre- Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of the Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) among Health Care Providers at Selected Primary Health Centers, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20177112, Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017, 186 - 191

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