The objective of the study was to find out the efficacy of structured teaching programme (STP) of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) among mothers in AIMS, Kochi.
Materials and method
A quantitative approach with quasi experimental pretest-posttest design and convenience sampling technique ws used in this study. Study was conducted on 100 antenatal mothers’ (50 experimental and 50 control group) attending gynecologic OPD, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala. The tools used for the study was Knowledge Questionnaire on KMC with 13 items related to demographic data and 17 items related to KMC.
The present study reveals that out 50 subjects of experimental group, the mean pretest knowledge score is 7. 4 and the mean posttest knowledge score is 10.5 after the implementation of Structured Teaching Programme (STP). The control group, mean pretest knowledge score is 8.2 and the mean posttest knowledge score is 6.9. There is high level of significance in the knowledge score of the subjects between the experimental and control group at (t (98) =2.62, p<0.000). The pretest and post test knowledge score was greater in primigravida mothers than multi gravida mothers. A statistically significant association was observed for educational level and knowledge score (f 17.56, p<0.05), prior information and knowledge score (f 8.369, p<0.05).
Based on the study findings the STP was significantly effective to improve the knowledge level of mothers’ regarding the KMC. Majority of the mothers’ 35 (68%) had inadequate knowledge regarding KMC before the implementation of the STP and after the implementation 37 (74%) attained adequate knowledge.
Regina Antony, S., H., and Paul, S., “Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of kangaroo mother care among mothers”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 74-79, 2019.