Introduction: Pregnancy is a common event which occurs in women’s life. Healthy mother and children are real wealth of the society. In India, women of childbearing age constitute 19% of total population. The aim of preconceptional care is to ensure that the women is in optimal state of physical and emotional health at the onset of pregnancy. Preconceptional phase is the time to identify any risk factors that could potentially affect the prenatal outcome adversely. Preconceptional care helps the mother to have a healthy baby. Initially care before conception is the most effective strategy to improve obstetric and fetal outcome. The main goal of preconceptional care is to improve the health of women so that baby can be born healthier in the future. Design: A quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design. Participants: 60 newly married women were selected by using Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique in upera village of Mehsana District. Interventions: Structured teaching programme was given to the newly married women. Tool: Self Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge regarding preconceptional care among newly married women. Results: In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the age group (38%), (26<30) years, Hindu (76%), higher secondary education (33%), occupation (36%), health personnel (55%), married since (2-5year) (35%) The post test mean score (10.1) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (7.3). The calculated “T” value (10.56) was greater than the table value (2.000) at 0.05 level of significance. The Structured Teaching programme was effective in increasing the Knowledge regarding preconceptional care among newly married women. 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 preconceptional care among newly married women.
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A. Jessiean Geldayna, Krishna Patel. A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Structured teaching program on knowledge regarding Preconceptional care among newly married women in upera village of Mehsana District. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(1):120-122. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00031.8
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