International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Effectiveness of Selected Feeding Techniques on Knowledge and Practice among Caregivers of Cerebral Palsy Children at Anbu Illam, Vellore

Linda Xavier | Mary Minolin.T [2] | Dr. P. Mangala Gowri [7]


Abstract: A Pre- experimental study was done to assess the effectiveness of selected feeding techniques on knowledge and practice among caregivers. Purposive sampling technique was used and 35 caregivers were selected at Anbu Illam (Home for Cerebral Palsied children) -Vellore. Demographic variables were collected by using structured questionnaire and Observational checklist was used to assess the feeding techniques. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used for the analysis of data. In Domain-I (Level of knowledge on Feeding difficulties faced by children with Cerebral Palsy) 21 (60 %) of the Caregivers had inadequate knowledge and 24 (68.57 %) of the Caregivers had adequate knowledge. In Domain- II (Level of knowledge on Correct Feeding technique to be used for children with Cerebral Palsy) 19 (54.28 %) of the Caregivers had inadequate knowledge and 15 (42.85 %) of the Caregivers had moderately adequate knowledge. In Domain- III (Level of knowledge on Advantage of using correct feeding technique used for children with Cerebral Palsy) 17 (48.57 %) of the Caregivers had inadequate knowledge and 14 (40.00 %) of the Caregivers had adequate knowledge. In Practice (Three Finger Jaw technique and Blanched feeding technique for children with Cerebral Palsy) 35 (100 %) of the Caregivers had Unsatisfactory practice level on Feeding technique and 22 (62.85 %) of the Caregivers had highly satisfactory practice level. The x^2 test shows that the Age, educational status, years of experience, and Source of information has no statistical significance at p < 0.05.


Keywords: Effectiveness, Cerebral Palsy, and Feeding techniques Three finger jaw control, blanched feeding technique


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 409 - 410


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