Laxmikanth S Bhangennavar, Sumitra La
Abstract: Objectives The objectives of the study were to assess the existing knowledge regarding growth and development among the mothers of an infant, to evaluate the effectiveness of STP, to find out an association between pre-test knowledge scores with selected socio- demographic variables. Materials and methods A descriptive method research designed was adopted and data were collected by purposive sampling technique from selected 60 mothers of an infant admitted in pediatric ward at KLE Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belagavi, Karnataka, using structured questionnaire. Results The main pre-test knowledge scores (89.69 %) was higher than the mean post-test scores (17.72 %) and paired t test calculated value (51.78 %) was higher than tabulated value (1.96). Conclusion The study concludes that the education is an effective method for providing knowledge regarding growth and development among mothers of an infant.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme STP, Growth and development and mothers of an infant