A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practices Regarding the Importance of Play Activities among the Mothers of Under Five Children During attending OPD in the Selected Hospital, Bardoli, Gujarat
Keywords:Planned teaching programme, mothers of under five children, importance of play activities
Background: Play constitutes an essential parameter of the normal psychosomatic development of children,
as well as their statutory right. Play is the most important activity of a child’s life.METHOD: in this research
study a quantitative approach with Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was adopted. 50
mothers of under five children were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling technique.
Structured interview schedule and inventory checklist both were used to collect data from the subjects.
Planned teaching programme was organized to educate the mothers regarding importance of play activities
followed by posttest. data was analysed by using descriptive and interferential statistics such as standard
deviation, chi- test, and paired ‘t’ test. RESULT: The pre-test knowledge scores showed that majority of
respondents 37 (74%) had average knowledge, 13 (26%) had good knowledge and posttest knowledge
scores showed that 46(92%) had good knowledge, 4 (8%) had average knowledge. The pretest practice
scores showed that majority of respondents 38 (76%) had average practice, 12 (24%) had good practice
and posttest practice scores showed that 48 (96%) had good practice, 2 (4%) had average practice. paired t
value of knowledge and practice was 13.72 and 18.54 was greater than tabulated value 1.991 at 0.05 level of
significance.The study results depicts that, there was significant association between the post-test knowledge
score and type of family and birth order of child. And there was also significant association between post-test
practice score and education.
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