Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Educational Intervention on knowledge and Attitude of Mothers Regarding Care of Children with Convulsion Disorder at Melmaruvathur



Address:   Mrs. E. Srignana Soundari1, Dr. N. Kokilavani2, Mr. C. Satheesh kumar3
1Associate Professor, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu
2Principal, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu
3Assistant Professor, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences And Research, Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu.
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ABSTRACT:
Background: Convulsion disease among children from birth to adolescence is seen to be problematic almost throughout the world. Seizures are common in the pediatric age group and occur in 10% of children. Objectives: To assess the educational intervention on knowledge and attitude of mothers regarding care of children with convulsion disorder. Design: quasi experimental design was used. Setting: Melmaruvathur village at Kancheepuram district. Participants: 150mothers selected by fulfilling inclusion criteria. Materials and methods: Pretest was conducted to all the participants by using structured questionnaire for assessing knowledge and likert scale for assessment of attitude. Participants were given 30-45 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Educational intervention was given to all the participants. After 7 days post test was conducted by using the same questionnaire. Results and discussion: The findings revealed that pretest 126(84%)mothers had inadequate knowledge and 24(16%)had moderately adequate knowledge . In post test 112 (74.67%) mothers had adequate knowledge and 32(21.33%) had moderately adequate knowledge. In attitude pretest 120(80%) had poor attitude and 30 (20%) had fair attitude. In post test 126(84%) had good attitude and 20 (13.33%) had fair attitude about mother regarding care of children with convulsion disorder. Conclusion: Effectiveness of educational intervention paired ‘t’ test showed that educational intervention was statistically significant at p<0.05 level of mothers regarding care of children with convulsion disorder. This study proved that the knowledge and attitude of mothers had markedly increased after the educational intervention.
KEYWORDS:
effectiveness, educational intervention, knowledge, attitude, convulsion disorder, mother
Cite:
E. Srignana Soundari, N. Kokilavani, C. Satheesh kumar. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Educational Intervention on knowledge and Attitude of Mothers Regarding Care of Children with Convulsion Disorder at Melmaruvathur. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 457-460.
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