EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING MANAGEMENT OF MINOR AILMENTS IN PREGNANCY
*Anusha Mary Francis, Babitha B., Flemy Joe Philip, Jinta Jose, Tini S. Tomy, Gertrude Koikkaramparambil, Athira S. Vijayan, Dona Sunny and Ann Xavier
Minor ailments are more common in the antenatal period during first and second trimester. Effective management of that particular ailment is modifying the lifestyle and also using home care remedies. Providing a good teaching to the mothers will help them to manage the minor ailments effectively in first and second trimester. In order to know about the importance of management of minor ailments in pregnancy a study was conducted to know the knowledge regarding the management of minor ailments in pregnancy among antenatal mothers in selected hospital at Kollam district. Research design used was one group pre-test post-test design using a purposive sampling method, 30 samples were selected and participants were given a knowledge questionnaire and data was analyzed and interpreted using inferential and descriptive statistics. The study result shows that there is a significant association between age, family, income, education, occupation and symptoms with the selected demographic variables.
Keywords: Education, occupation and symptoms.
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