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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme Regarding Knowledge on Management of Febrile Convulsion among Mothers of under Five Children in Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore
Abstract: Background Children under five years of age are more prone to develop infection, as their immune system is immature. Fever is a common manifestation present in most of the infection. In some children severe fever can result convulsion. Febrile convulsions generate as much anxiety among relatives and parents. Nursing care should be directed toward educating the child and family. Nurse should educate the parents about condition, how to treat fever at home and first aid if child has convulsion and educate about when to call ambulance. The objective of the study was to assess the pretest knowledge, posttest knowledge and its comparison on management of febrile convulsion among mothers of under five children and to determine the association between posttest knowledge score on management of febrile convulsion with their selected demographic variables of mothers of under five children. Method A pre experimental one group pretest and posttest design was used to conduct the study among 60 mothers of under five children who were selected by convenience sampling technique for the study. The data was collected through structured interview schedule to assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding management of febrile convulsion. The study was conducted in RajaRajeswari General Hospital, Bangalore. The data collected and analyzed based on descriptive and inferential statistics. Result The result of the study showed that the mean knowledge score in pretest was 11.5 and SD was 3.59 and in posttest mean was 24.41 and SD 3.2. So it is evident that mean posttest knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding management of febrile convulsion was significantly greater than their mean pretest knowledge score. 't'= 37.6 significant at p<0.01 level, df 59. The chi-square test revealed that there was a significant association of knowledge with selected demographic variables such as type of family, educational status, income and previous history of hospitalization. Interpretation and conclusion The present study proved that the structured teaching program was significantly effective in improving the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding management of febrile convulsion. Hence the study concluded that improve the knowledge on management of febrile convulsion helps to provide care, to safeguard the children during febrile convulsion and to prevent further complication.
Keywords: Structured teaching program, Effectiveness, Knowledge, Mothers, Under five children, Febrile convulsion
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,
Pages: 1070 - 1074