International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


The Effect of Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge of Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Iman Badran [2]


Abstract: Children with Cerebral Palsy require all the usual health care recommended for any child. Parents maybe require instructional practices related to safety environment, feeding programs, immunization, hearing, vision, and dental screening and use of assistive devices. Caregiver plays as essential role in the early identification and observation of growth patterns of children with Cerebral Palsy, they give appropriate encouragement and assistance to the child to achieve their highest potential. Purpose to study the effect of self-instructional module on knowledge of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. Objectives to assess the effect of self-instructional module on knowledge of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. Material and methods this was a quantitative descriptive survey pilot study with pre-test and post-test research design. The sample size was 10 caregivers of children with Cerebral Palsy and consists of one group of caregivers. Purposive sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. The group was having 10 samples and received information booklet as an intervention in Bharati Hospital, Pune during February 2015 to Jun 2015. Tool was developed in two parts, first was demographic data of the caregivers, second knowledge questionnaire. Results Majority of children with Cerebral Palsy were males while female children with Cerebral Palsy included a small population and none of these children had other siblings affected by Cerebral Palsy. (70 %) of the caregivers had scored average knowledge during pre-test while 60 % of caregivers continue to have average knowledge during post-test scores and 40 % had scored good knowledge after administration of self-instructional module. This shows that there is improvement in the knowledge of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. Conclusion They study concluded that there was a significant increase in the knowledge of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.


Keywords: Self-instructional Module, Caregiver, Cerebral Palsy


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,


Pages: 681 - 684


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