A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Management of Selected Minor Ailments of Preschool Children among Anganwadi Workers
Keywords:Self-instructional module, information, management of minor illnesses, staff at Anganwadi
Background: Child healthy development is an investment in the growth and prosperity of the country. As
an opportunity for the future, the value of maintaining child safety can not be overlooked. Most countries’
advances have yielded nothing because this dimension was over-looked. An active and successful population
cannot develop from unhealthy children chronically affected by recurrent minor ailments.Objectives:1.
To assess the knowledge regarding management of selected minor ailments of preschool children among
Anganwadi Workers.2. To assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge regarding
management of selected minor ailments of preschool children among Anganwadi Workers.3. To associate
the post test knowledge score with selected demographic variables. Materials and Method: This research
was based on the design of Pre experimental one-group pre-test post-test study. This research examined 100
anganwadi workers. This research has attempted at various centers in Anganwadi. The sampling technique
used in this study was a sampling technique intended for non probability. The data were obtained using
structured questionnaire. Results: In the post-test 1(1 percent) of the women had very good knowledge and
only 99(99 percent) of them had excellent knowledge score. The minimum score in the posttest was 20 and
the highest score was 25, the mean score for the posttest was 24.05±0.892 with an average percentage score
of 96.2 percent. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the post-test workers at Anganwadi had
excellent knowledge. The post-test score was significantly higher at 0.05 than the pre-test score. Thus it was
hypothesized that SIM as a teaching tool was found to be effective in addressing selected minor ailments.
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