International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Vaccination to Prevent Measles and Rubella Infection among Parents of under Five Children in Selected Rural Area at Kolar District

Ankit Raj [2]

Abstract: Children are the world?s most valuables assets and their wellbeing indicates the standard of living of the country. It has been noticed that almost one out of every five live born infants die before reaching 5 years of age. In small children commonly cause measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox, and therefore there is a need of creating awareness among the mothers regarding the prevention of these infections among children. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding vaccination to prevent measles and rubella infection among parents of under five children in selected rural area at Kolar district. Methodology: The research approach used for the study was the evaluative approach. The study was conducted using quasi - experimental design with single group pre test and post test design. The study was conducted on 60 parents under - five children?s in selected rural area (Gajaladine & Chitrakodahalli) at Kolar, using convenient sampling technique. Data were collected by using self - prepared questionnaire. The structured teaching program includes in detail about general information about measles & rubella infection, Causes & clinical manifestation, Management & Prevention of measles & rubella infection. Results: The pre and post test scores revealed that the post test knowledge score (20.4) is apparently higher than overall mean of pre test scores (7.5). The mean difference is (12.9). The paired ?t? value at df (59) obtained is 35.40 significant at 0.05 level. Therefore the null hypothesis is rejected and research hypothesis is accepted. Therefore the teaching programme is effective. Interpretation and Conclusion: The study findings revealed that people had inadequate knowledge on general information about measles & rubella infection, Causes & clinical manifestation of measles & rubella infection, Management & Prevention of measles & rubella infection.

Keywords: Knowledge, vaccination, structured teaching programme, measles and rubella

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 1095 - 1098

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