A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Lead Poisoning among Mothers of Under-Five Children in Selected Areas at Mukerian, Punjab

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Manisha Kumari
V.Amutha
Jasdeep Kaur

Abstract

Introduction: Lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet its exposure is estimated to contribute approximately 600,000 new cases of children with intellectual disabilities every year. A simple health awareness Lead poisoning can prevent permanent brain damage that will last a lifetime.
Aim of the Study: The aim of the study is to improve the knowledge on lead poisoning among mothers of under five children through a structured teaching programme.
Material and Methods: A quantitative research approach and Pre-experimental one group pre -test-posttest
research design was used. Total 50 samples of mothers of under-five children were selected by a purposive
sampling technique. Data collection was done through self-structured knowledge questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by calculating frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, ‘t test and F test.
Results: As per overall pretest knowledge score, most mothers of under-five children i.e. 90%had poor knowledge, 10% had average knowledge and none of them had good knowledge regarding lead poisoning. After structured teaching programmes most mothers i.e. 98% had good knowledge, 2% had average knowledge and none of them had poor knowledge. The difference between the mean pretest and posttest score was statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level.
Conclusion: Structured teaching programme was an effective tool in improving knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding lead poisoning.

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A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Lead Poisoning among Mothers of Under-Five Children in Selected Areas at Mukerian, Punjab. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(1), 40-44. https://doi.org/10.37506/fm3dck70
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Manisha Kumari

Associate Professor Child Health Nursig SPN College of Nursing, Mukerian

V.Amutha

Associate Professor Child Health Nursig SPN College of Nursing, Mukerian

Jasdeep Kaur

Assistant Professor SPN College of Nursing, Mukerian

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A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Lead Poisoning among Mothers of Under-Five Children in Selected Areas at Mukerian, Punjab. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(1), 40-44. https://doi.org/10.37506/fm3dck70