A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Bronchial Asthma among Mothers of Asthmatic Children in Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai - 08
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Bronchial Asthma among Mothers of Asthmatic Children in Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai - 08

O.S. Priya

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of airways characterized by recurrent attacks of shortness of breath associated with wheezing and may get worse during physical activity or at night time. Asthma affects more than 6 million children, of whom over half suffer from an asthma episode annually. In India, the estimate burden of asthma is believed to be more than 15 million. Objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program and to associate knowledge and practice with demographic variables regarding bronchial asthma among mothers of asthmatic children. The Non experimental study was conducted among mothers of children with bronchial asthma, the samples were selected through Purposive Sampling technique. Data was collected after obtaining informed consent, by semi structured questionnaire method and assessed their level of knowledge and practice and educated using structured teaching module. Results of the study depicts that around 65 % of mothers were having deficient knowledge and 35.0 % of mothers were having poor practice before providing teaching module and after implementation of STP 83.3 % of mothers were having adequate knowledge, none of the mothers were having poor practice. The conclusion of the study findings shows significant association between level of knowledge and practice regarding bronchial asthma among mothers of asthmatic children with selected demographic variables at P= 0.005.

Keywords: Bronchial Asthma and asthmatic children

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

Pages: 1280 - 1284

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O.S. Priya, "A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Bronchial Asthma among Mothers of Asthmatic Children in Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai - 08", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20199864, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1280 - 1284

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