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Effectiveness of Awareness Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Management of Minor Ailments among Care Givers of Children Under 5 Years | Abstract
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Abstract

Effectiveness of Awareness Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Management of Minor Ailments among Care Givers of Children Under 5 Years

Rashmi Bharadwaj, Dipti Yashwantrao Sorte and Upma George

The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of awareness programme on knowledge and practice regarding management of minor ailments among care givers of children under 5 years in selected rural areas of Dehradun Uttarakhand. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of awareness programme on knowledge and practice related to minor ailments among care givers of children under 5 years. A quantitative research approach was used for the study. Pre experimental one group pretest and posttest design was used in the study. The study was conducted in Dehradun. Systematic random sampling and consecutive sampling technique was used to select the study subjects. Data was collected from 57 care givers of under five children by conducting interview using structured knowledge questionnaire, self-reported practice check list. After that awareness programme was conducted on knowledge and practice regarding management of minor ailments among care givers of children under 5 years and the result shows that the mean posttest knowledge score and practice scores (20.74, 32.46) was higher than the mean pretest knowledge score and practice scores (14.37, 28.00) which was found statistically significant at p<0.05. There was significant association between both knowledge and practice score with education and exposure of previous teaching of care givers on management of minor ailments in children under 5 years.