A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Nurse Intervention Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Puerperal Infection among Post Natal Mothers in KLE Prabhakar Kore Hospital at Belagavi Karnatak


  • BelgundkarB.1 , Heikham G.1




Knowledge, puerperal infection, post natal mothers


Introduction: Pregnancy and childbirth are normal physiological process and outcomes of the pregnancies
are mostly good. However, a few pregnancies and childbirth expose mothers at risk. Puerperal sepsis or
pyrexia is one of the risks, which will develop after delivery, which is often, and unpredictable.
Material and Method: The study was conducted on post natal mothers Pre-validated structured questionnaire
was used for the selection of sample. Pre-test was conducted by using questionnaire. The questionnaire
had two sections. First consists of eight responses of social demographic variables, second consisted of
structured questionnaire about prevention of puerperal infection, intervention was given after five days
followed by post test. The collected data was tabulated and analyzed according to the objectives of the study
using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Findings revealed that the total mean knowledge score is increased by 70.29 with mean ±SD of
19.47±9.93, after the administration of nurse intervention programme (NIP). Paired ‘t’ test was used to
find the effectiveness of nurse intervention programme (NIP). The calculated ‘t’ value in knowledge (38.38
p<0.05), was greater than the table value. This showed that the gain in the knowledge was significant after
administering nurse intervention programme (NIP).

Author Biography

BelgundkarB.1 , Heikham G.1

1Lecturer, OBG Department KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research,
Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum