Assess the Impact of a Structured Teaching Programme on Awareness of Malnutrition and its Prevention among Mothers of Children under the Age of Five in a Specific Area of Lingiadih Village, Bilaspur (C.G.)
Background: The mother is the sole provider of primary care for her child for the first five years of his or her life. Her ability to provide treatment is primarily dictated by her knowledge and understanding of basic nutrition and health care. The numbers would improve dramatically if mothers were made more aware of infant feeding strategies and other health-care practices.
Objective: To assess the impact of a structured teaching programme on the awareness of malnutrition and its prevention among mothers of children under the age of five in a specific area of Lingiadih Village, Bilaspur (C.G.).
Method: The convenient sampling technique was used in the study.
Result and Conclusion: The findings show that about 58% of the mothers of under-five children were in the age group of 21-25 years, 58% were Hindus, 52% were taking a mixed diet, 76% were from nuclear families, 62% had a family income of INR 1000-3000 per month, 50% took primary education, 92% had one child in the family, 88% of the children were partially immunized, and 30% of the mothers got the information about malnutrition from mass media.
7 (14%) mothers had average knowledge, 43 (86%) had bad knowledge, and 0 (0%) had good knowledge, according to the assessment of the overall pre-test knowledge level of the mothers of under-five children regarding prevention of protein-energy malnutrition.
The overall post-test awareness assessment showed that structured teaching programme proved to be significantly effective in improving the knowledge of mothers of under-five children regarding the prevention of protein-energy malnutrition. The study concluded that there was significant difference between knowledge score and selected demographic variables hence H0 was rejected.
How to cite this article:
Masih SD, Linson CC. Assess the Impact of a Structured Teaching Programme on Awareness of Malnutrition and its Prevention among Mothers of Children under the Age of Five in a Specific Area of Lingiadih Village, Bilaspur (C.G.). Ind J Holist Nurs 2020; 11(4): 5-11.
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