INTRODUCTION: Every pregnancy is an unique experience for the women and will be different for every individual. Infections during this period can pose a risk not only to the mother but also to the child However, the term TORCH is only used when it applies to pregnant women and their unborn or newborn children. As a group, TORCH infections represent a common cause of birth defects. They can cause still births, premature labour, and congenital malformation in the fetus. The pregnant woman by gaining knowledge finds it useful and gets to realize the importance of being aware of the health implications especially during a delicate period of pregnancy. DESIGN: A quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design. PARTICIPANTS: 60 Antenatal mothers were selected by using Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique in Mehsana District. INTERVENTIONS: Structured Teaching Programme was given to the Antenatal mothers .TOOL: Self Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge regarding TORCH infections during pregnancy among Antenatal mothers RESULTS: In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the Age group 50% (25-30y), Educational status 45% (Secondary), Religion 50% (Hindu), Dietary pattern 50% (Vegetarian), Obstetrical score 66.66% (Primigravida), Antenatal visit 60% (Irregular), Gestational weeks 61.67% (1st trimester), Source of information 65% (No any source of information). The post- test mean score (16.5) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (6.66). The calculated “T” value (12.22) was greater than the table value (2.00) at 0.05 level of significance. The Structured Teaching programme was effective in increasing the Knowledge regarding TORCH infection during pregnancy among Antenatal mothers. Chi-square test to associate with the level of knowledge and selected demographic variable. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study indicate that Structured Teaching Programme is effective in increase knowledge regarding TORCH infections during pregnancy among Antenatal Mothers. KEY WORDS: Assess effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, TORCH Infections.
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A. Jessie Angel Dayna, Shraddha Patel. A Study to Evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding “Torch” infections during pregnancy among Antenatal mothers in a selected villages of Mehsana district. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(4):512-514.