International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023


Effectiveness of Self - Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospitals, Kolhapur

Sayali Subhash Gaikwad | Chandrala Patole


Abstract: Breast milk is best for baby, and the benefits of breast feeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease - fighting substances that protect baby from illness. Numerous studies from around the world have shown that stomach viruses, lower respiratory illnesses, ear infections, and meningitis occur less often in breastfed babies and are less severe when they do happen. The benefits of breast milk are incalculable and incomparable. Breast feeding is considered the ideal nutrition for neonates. Breast feeding contributes to the health and well - being of mothers. Exclusive breast feeding for six months seems to offer the most protection. Nurses are the backbone of the health care delivery system. Being a primary health care delivery personnel she can teach the mothers about breast feeding its importance and benefits. It is the duty of nurses to give education to the mother?s about breast feeding. Therefore, it is necessary for the nurses to have adequate knowledge regarding breast feeding. Objective of the Study: 1) To evaluate the effectiveness of SIM on knowledge regarding BFHI among staff nurses. 2) To find out the association between pre - test knowledge score among staff nurses with the selected socio - demographic variables. Method: A Pre - experimental, one group pre - test, post - test research design was used. which consisted 60 staff nurses by using non - probability, purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using selected socio - demographic variables and structured questionnaire related to BFHI from selected hospitals, Kolhapur. Results: The results of the study revealed that the significant difference between mean pre - test and post - test of SIM was assessed using paired ?t? test, the value computed, tcal= 21.07 which was greater than the (ttab =2.001) with df=59. The association between the mean pre - test with selected socio - demographic variable like Age in years [tcal= 7.59, ttab= 7.82], Gender [tcal= 1.88, ttab= 3.84], Educational qualification [tcal=3.13, ttab= 7.82], Area of working [tcal= 5.74, ttab= 3.84], Years of experience [tcal=5.91, ttab= 7.82], Do you know about BFHI [tcal= 4.77, ttab= 3.84]and source of information [tcal= 9.13, ttab= 9.49]was assessed using ?chi - square? test, the findings were found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. The pre - test revealed association between knowledge scores with the socio - demo graphic variables. Interpretation and Conclusion: The study revealed that in pre - test majority of staff nurses40 (66.66%) had average knowledge regarding BFHI where, as in post - test 44 (73.34%) staff nurses had good knowledge regarding BFHI. Therefore, it was concluded that SIM was effective in increasing the knowledge of staff nurses regarding BFHI.


Keywords: Breast milk, Breastfeeding, Neonates, Nurses, Benefits


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 1956 - 1958


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