A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HOME REMEDIES TO REDUCE THE MINOR AILMENTS DURING FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY AMONG ANTENATAL MOTHERS IN SELECTED COMMUNITY AREA BANGALORE
Priyanka H. M.* and Dr. Lalitha H.
Pregnancy is a wonderful milestone in the life of a woman. It is the origin of human life. Pregnancy is a time of physical and hormonal changes and of emotional and psychological preparation for motherhood. Pregnancy is creative and productive period in the life of a woman. It is one of the vital events, which needs special care from conception to postnatal period. Every mother wants to enjoy nine month period with the baby inside her; the joyful experience of pregnancy is not always joyful. A pre experimental one group pre-test and post-test design is used 60 first Trimester antenatal mothers were selected by using purposive sampling technique Knowledge regarding to reduce the minor ailment by using home remedies was measured by structured questionnaire. Education measured by same to tool on day of intervention. The mean knowledge percentage of the pretest was 50%, The mean knowledge percentage posttest was 74.09%, The knowledge score from pretest to post test at P<0.05 revealing the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on home remedies to reduce the minor ailment among the first tri mister antenatal mother. The study reveals intervention improved the knowledge regarding to reduce minor ailements.
Keywords: Pregnancy, First trimester, structured teaching program, Knowledge, Home remedies, Minor ailments.
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