International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Health Education Program on Knowledge Regarding Control and Prevention of Protein Energy Malnutrition Among Mothers of Under Five Children from Selected Anganwadies, Karad Taluka

Tinu Joseph | Sunita H. Tata [3]


Abstract: Objectives: To assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding control and prevention of Protein Energy Malnutrition before health education. To assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding control and prevention of Protein Energy Malnutrition after health education. To find out the association between the pre test score with selected demographic variables. Methodology- The study was conducted on 60 mothers of underfive children in selected rural areas Anganvadies of Karad. The tool used for data collection was a structured knowledge questionnaire. An evaluative approach was used. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used. Pre-experimental one group pretest post design was used. The study adopted Ludwig bertalanffy general system theory. RESULTS: The pre test and post test data analysis revealed that the mean post score (21.766 +5.080) was higher than the mean pre test score 9.183+3.347). CONCLUSION: The study concluded that the health education programme on knowledge regarding control and prevention of protein energy malnutrition was an effective method for providing adequate knowledge and help mothers to enhance their knowledge for improving their child care.


Keywords: Health education, knowledge, underfive children, control and prevention of protein energy malnutrition, Effectiveness


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,


Pages: 2208 - 2212


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