Sheetal Kadam, Sunita Tata
Abstract: The issue of neonatal deaths is a serious national health concern; especially in developing countries where 96 % of the Worlds approximates 5 million annual neonatal deaths occur. Each year in India over one million newborn die before they complete their first month of life. The aim of study was to evaluate the impact of structured education program on knowledge regarding the newborn Care among antenatal mothers; And to find out an association between existing knowledge with selected demographic variables among mothers. Methodology: The one group pre-test post-test study was conducted among 100 antenatal mothers selected by Purposive sampling technique. Results-Majority antenatal mothers were (68 %) belongs to the age group 21 - 25 years and 91 (91 %) were Hindu; 41 (41 %) were having primary education while 72 (72 %) of belongs to rural area; 88 (88 %) belongs to joint family while 92 (92 %) and 38 (38 %) belongs to income Rs.2000-4000. The mean score was increased from 3.8 to 23.6 after structured education and p value is less than.000 which revealed that there were significant gains in knowledge score of antenatal mothers after administering structured education. Conclusion: The study concluded that a structured education program on essential newborn care; was effective in increasing the knowledge of antenatal mothers.
Keywords: ntenatal Mothers, Education, New born, , Essential Care