International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Practice on Knowledge Regarding the Impact of Mobile Phones Usage during Conception among Ante-Natal Mothers in Selected Community Area

Ambli V.

Abstract: Mobile phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunication. As the fastest growing telecommunication market in the world, India is projected to have 1.159 billion mobile subscribers by 2013. According to the International Tele Communication Union report, the world wise spread of number of cell phone subscriptions has reached 5 billion (mild 2010) with more than half of all users being pregnant women and children. Methodology: A quantitative evaluative research approach with pre experimental one group pre test and post test research design was used to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding impact of mobile phones usage during conception among antenatal mothers. The simple random sampling technique was employed to select the 30 samples of antenatal mothers. Self administered structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the information from the study samples. The study was conducted in selected community area, Bengaluru. The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Findings of the study revealed that the overall post-test mean score was 36.33 (121.1%) with standard deviation 2.52 and the respondents knowledge were significantly higher than the overall mean pre-test knowledge scores 28.33 (94.43 %) with standard deviation 1.96 and computed paired ?t? value 37.4 is higher than table 2.02 at p< 0.05 level. Hence the Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding impacts of mobile phone usage among ante-natal mothers was effective statistically significant. The study reveals that there is significant association between selected demographic variables like age, religion, and previous knowledge in relation with post-test knowledge scores of ante-natal mothers a p< 0.05. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Conclusion: The study also concludes that the structured teaching programme is an effective method in providing moderate to adequate level of knowledge regarding impacts of mobile phone usage among antenatal mothers.

Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Impacts of mobile phone usage, Antenatal mothers

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1214 - 1219

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