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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Effectiveness of mother to mother approach on knowledge regarding safe administration of paediatric medication among mothers of under five children
Varsha. M. S
Ms. Varsha. M. S 1, Dr. Nandini. M2
12nd Year MSc (N) Student, Aswini College of Nursing, Nadathara, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India
2Vice Principal, Professor cum HOD of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Nadathara, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India
Child safety is one of the highest priority for health professionals and caregivers. Hence administering medication to the children is a great challenge for the parents, caregivers as well as to the health professionals. Many parents or caregivers are inexperienced in administering liquid medication, resulting in possible under dose and over dose medication error. Hence, the study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of mother to mother approach on knowledge regarding safe administration of paediatric medication in selected village, Nadathara Gramapanchayath, Thrissur. The other objectives of the study was to assess pre-test knowledge among mothers of under five children and to find out the association between level of knowledge with selected demographic variables of mothers regarding safe administration of paediatric medication. Quasi experimental one group pre-test post-test design was conducted among 30 mothers of under five children. Samples were selected by using simple random sampling method and 5 change agents were selected on basis of evaluation of the pre set criteria from 3 anganwadis. Pre-test was conducted using structured knowledge questionnaire. It was followed by rendering health education on safe administration of paediatric medication to the change agents with appropriate AV aids by the investigator. On the same day the change agents implemented mother to mother approach to the samples with same AV aids in the presence of the investigator. Followed by post-test knowledge was assessed after one week. The analysis shows that there is significant increase in knowledge score of mothers regarding safe administration of paediatric medication. Also the study findings revealed that there is no association between knowledge score of mothers with their selected demographic variables. Thus the study concludes that mother to mother approach was effective.
Effectiveness; mother to mother approach; mothers of under five children; change agent; safe administration of paediatric medication.
Varsha. M. S, Nandini. M. Effectiveness of mother to mother approach on knowledge regarding safe administration of paediatric medication among mothers of under five children. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(1):53-59.
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