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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Kangaroo Mother Care among Post Natal Mothers in a Selected Hospital at Tirunelveli District
Abstract: Background: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is the practice of skin-to-skin contact between infant and parent. In developing countries, KMC for preterm infants has been shown to reduce mortality, severe illness, infection and length of hospital stay. KMC is also beneficial for cardiorespiratory and temperature stability, sleep organization and duration of quiet sleep, neurodevelopmental outcomes, breastfeeding and modulation of pain responses appear to be improved for preterm infants who have received KMC during their hospital stay. No detrimental effects on physiological stability have been demonstrated for infants as young as 26 weeks? gestational age, including those on assisted ventilation. Mothers show enhanced attachment behaviours and describe an increased sense of their role as a mother. The practice of KMC should be encouraged in nurseries that care for preterm infants. Methods and Materials: One group pre-post test research design was adopted. The total number of samples selected was 30 by Non Probability Purposive sampling technique following inclusion and exclusion criteria. The tool selected for the study consists of three sections which includes Demographic variables, Obstetrical variables and structured knowledge questionnaire. The data was collected, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive statistics. The study concluded that majority of postnatal mothers had adequate knowledge in the post test, therefore it is inferred that postnatal mothers gained adequate knowledge regarding kangaroo mother care after structured teaching program. Conclusion: Kangaroo mother care is the simple and cheapest method with lots of benefits. The findings of the study revealed that, there was significant improvement in the level of knowledge on Kangaroo mother care among postnatal mothers after administering Structured teaching program. Hence continuous awareness is very vital and mothers can be motivated to practice it continuously to achieve the full benefits.
Keywords: Premature infants, Effectiveness, Kangaroo mother care, Structured teaching programme, Knowledge, Postnatal mothers
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1585 - 1589