In developing countries like India, the maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rate is still high. The slogan of the World Health Day 2005 “make every mother and child count” reflects the reality that today Government and community need to make the health of women and children a higher priority. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of antenatal mothers regarding diet in pregnancy and to determine the effectiveness structured teaching program by comparing the pretest and post test scores of knowledge and attitude. An evaluative approach with pre-experimental one group pretest posttest research design was adopted for this study. A total of 60 antenatal mothers were selected by convenient sampling method. Data were collected by using structured interview schedule. Impacted knowledge to mothers by using structured teaching program. The data collected were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The overall mean percentage of knowledge in the pre-test was 55.5 with standard deviation of 2.94 and of attitude were 85.3 with standard deviation of 2.3. In the post test the overall mean percentage of knowledge was 93.67 with standard deviation 1.19 with a positive difference of 38.17 and 1.43 and of attitude were 98.93 with standard deviation of 0.87 with a positive difference of 13.63 and 1.43. There was a significant improvement in knowledge and attitude of antenatal mothers regarding diet in pregnancy after the teaching programme.
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Bincy Mathew. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Diet in Pregnancy among Antenatal Mothers. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2017; 7(3): 345-347. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00069.6