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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: April | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 143-146

Knowledge of Mothers Regarding the Selection of Play Materials for Children in a Selected Hospital, Calicut

Aneena Annie Alex Rozario1, Donamol Joy1, Reena Thomas1, Alphilin Jose2, Dr Assuma Beevi T.M3

1III year B.Sc. Nursing Students, MIMS College of Nursing, Puthukode
2Assistant Professor, OBG Nursing, MIMS College of Nursing, Puthukode
3Principal, MIMS College of Nursing, Puthukode, India

Corresponding Author: Alphilin Jose


Effective play materials should be safe and suitable to the child’s age, abilities, and interests. Many advertisements lead consumers to think that play materials are better if they are expensive, store-bought items. In reality, the best play materials are those selected based on their appropriateness for a child’s age, development, and interests. A Descriptive study was carried out to assess the knowledge on selection of play materials for children among 60 mothers whose children are below the age of 7 and also to find the association of knowledge score with selected demographic variables. The subjects were selected through purposive sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. The findings of the study revealed that 58% of the subjects had average knowledge, 42% had good knowledge and none had poor knowledge regarding the selection of play materials. The study concluded that most of the mothers had average knowledge regarding the selection of play materials for children.

Key words: Knowledge, play materials, mothers

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