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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 145-150

Assessment of the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching on Knowledge Regarding Prevention and Management of Selected Breast Complications among Antenatal Mothers in Selected Hospital

Minal Vishwanath Bayaskar

Lecturer, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Nursing Institute, Amravati. Maharashtra, India.


In philosophy, the woman symbolizes the mother’s natural feminine characteristics in the universe. Women are the primary care takers, bearers, and nurturers of the next generation. They are also vulnerable group. Among the women’s population in our country, the women under the child bearing age constitutes 22%. The incidence of health problems is high among the women of reproductive age. Women's health is an issue which has been taken up by many feminists, especially where reproductive health is concerned.
Methods: A descriptive research approach was used for the present study. The study comprised of 50 antenatal mothers who fulfilled inclusive criteria and admitted in selected hospital. Knowledge questionnaire was used for data collection. The reliability of questionnaire was done by Guttman Split Half Coefficient method. In order to obtain content validity, the tool was given to 10 experts who included from the field of Obstetric and Gynaecological department and Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used. Formal permission was obtained from concerned authority from selected Hospital for data collection.
Results: The results showed that most of the samples under study were between the age group of 21-25 years. 54 % of samples were primi gravida. Result interpreted that In pre test knowledge level regarding prevention and management of selected breast complications was 10.4 (41.6 %) and in post test it was 19.20 (76.8 %). It is evident that the calculated‘t’ value was greater than the table value of ‘t’ at 0.05 level. This indicates that planned teaching was effective in improving the knowledge of the antenatal mothers. There was not significant association found with selected demographic variable and knowledge of antenatal mothers.
Conclusion: The analysis of the study revealed that there was a significant improvement in the knowledge of prevention and management of breast complications among antenatal mothers. The Planned teaching proved to be effective in improving the knowledge of antenatal mothers regarding prevention and management of breast complications. Hence in this study Hypothesis H0 is rejected and H1 is accepted.

Key words: Antenatal mother, breast complications.

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