Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding First Aid for Burns and its Prevention in Children Among Mothers of Under-five Children

R Indira1*, K Sesha Kumar2, V R Pushpa Jyothi3, T Nagamani4 and Mohammed Ajmal Khadeer5

1Mid-Level Health Provider, HWC - Cheelapalli, Chittoor Dt, AP, India
2Mid-Level Health Provider, HWC - Valligatla, Chittoor Dt, AP, India
3Mid-Level Health Provider, HWC - Govindapalli, Chittoor Dt, AP, India
4Professor cum Principal, Suyog College of Nursing, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
5Principal, RR School of Nursing, KGF, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: R Indira, Mid-Level Health Provider, HWC - Cheelapalli, Chittoor Dt, AP, India.

Received: May 25, 2022; Published: June 15, 2022


Burn injuries are major cause for hospitalization, associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in children under the age of four years. A study was conducted to assess the knowledge and effectiveness of structured teaching programme among mothers of under-five children regarding first aid for burns and its prevention in children. Evaluative research approach was adopted, the research design used was pre-experimental (one group pretest, post-test design). The data was collected by structured interview schedule among 60 under five children mothers using structured knowledge questionnaire, the participants were selected by purposive sampling technique. The pre test mean score was 9.4 with the standard deviation of 4.5 and the post test mean score was 26.7 with the standard deviation of 2.8. The difference in mean score was 17.3. The calculated paired ‘t’ value was 24 (in 59 degrees of freedom) which is (P < 0.001 level). Hence there was a significant difference between pre and post-test knowledge scores regarding first aid for burns and its prevention in children among mothers of under five children. There was no significant association found between pre-test level knowledge scores with their selected demographic variables. The findings of the study showed that structured teaching programme was effective.

Keywords: Structured Teaching Programme; First Aid; Burns; Prevention; Under Five Children Mothers


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Citation: R Indira., et al. “Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding First Aid for Burns and its Prevention in Children Among Mothers of Under-five Children". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.7 (2022): 74-80.


Copyright: © 2022 R Indira., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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