Introduction: Spina bifida is a lifelong condition that is not curable. Some children born with spina bifida will require intensive treatment throughout their lives due to the range of complications associated with the defect. Methods: The approach used was quantitative approach using quasi&ndash;experimental one group pre&ndash;test post&ndash;test research design, conducted among 25 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non&ndash;probability total enumeration sampling technique. Findings: Regarding homecare management of spina bifida, in the pretest 13(52%) had average knowledge, two (8%) had good knowledge, and 10(40%) had poor knowledge, and after the parent&ndash;centered education, post&ndash;test knowledge score showed that 20(80%) had good knowledge and five (20%) had average knowledge. Conclusion: The study depicts the need and importance of implementing various interventions for parents / children with chronic illness, as it would help improve knowledge, follow healthy practices and build up a healthy generation.
W. Jacob and Kanmani J, “Effectiveness of parent centered education on knowledge regarding homecare management of children with spina bifida in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi.”, International Journal of Scientific Research, vol. IV, no. IX, 2015.