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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 310-316

Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module in Knowledge on Collection and Storage of Expressed Breast Milk among Mothers of Infants at Selected Children Hospital in Chennai

P. Ester Mary

Ph.D Scholar, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha University, Chennai.


Background: Breast feeding is the natural step after the child birth and it is a very special gift from a mother to her baby. The use of expressed breast milk has been advocated as an effective way of encouraging and maintaining lactation when the mother is separated from the baby. However, prospects of storage of expressed breast milk for any considerable period of time is unavoidable in neonatal units and in many households, especially among working mothers who need to report back to work soon after delivery.
Aim: The aim of the study is assess the level of knowledge in Collection and Storage of Expressed Breast Milk among mothers of infants. To Evaluate the effectiveness of Self Instructional Module in knowledge on collection and Storage of Expressed Breast Milk among mother's of Infants .Associate selected demographic variables with post test level knowledge on collection and Storage of Expressed Breast Milk among mother's of infants .
Methodology: The research approach used in the study was quantitative approach by using pre experimental one group pre test and post test research design. The study was conducted at selected Children's hospital with 100 samples size. The samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique. The tool used for the study was demographic variable, and self instructional module. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: In Pre-test out of 100 samples 15 (15%) were adequate Knowledge 35(35%) were in Moderate Knowledge, 50 (50%) were inadequate knowledge. In Post-test out of 100 samples 65 (65%) were adequate Knowledge 25(25%) were in Moderate Knowledge, 10(10%) were in adequate Knowledge the pretest mean value is 10.62.with 24.81 standard deviation and posttest mean value is 25.96with 0.98 standard deviation. Paired-t test reveals that there is effectiveness of self instructional module in knowledge on collection and storage of breast milk among mothers of infants at the level of p<0.05. Chi square test reveals that is significant association between the level of Knowledge and demographic variables at the level of p<0.05

Key words: Mothers, knowledge, expressed breast milk, Self instructional Module.

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