Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Pre-experimental study to assess the Effectiveness of the Self-instructional Module (SIM) on Knowledge regarding Prevention and Management of selected Breast Disorders during Postnatal Period among Antenatal Mothers in Third Trimester visiting a selected Antenatal Clinic at Mangalore



Address:   Ms.Teena Jacob 1, Mrs. Sandhya D’Almeida2
1M.Sc Nursing II Year, Dept of OBG (N). Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka
2Asst. Professor, Dept of OBG (N), Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka
. *Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Breastfeeding is not as natural as it is thought to be. It has to be practised, learned and it needs a lot of determination, patience and effort on the part of the mother. A pre experimental, one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. Using the purposive sampling technique, 50 antenatal mothers were selected and the data was collected by administering the Structured Knowledge Questionnaire on breast disorders during postnatal period. After collecting data, the Self-instructional Module (SIM) was administered to the subjects on the same day and on 8th day; a post-test was conducted using the same Structured Knowledge Questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis of the pre test knowledge revealed that in the pre-test scores, majority (84%) of the sample had average knowledge, 12% had good knowledge and 4% of them had poor knowledge on breast disorders where as in the post test scores, majority (66%) of the sample had average knowledge and 34% of the sample had good knowledge and none of them had poor knowledge on breast disorders. There was no significant association between the variables like age, type of family, place of residence, religion, and occupation and there was significant association between the variables like educational status, parity and previous knowledge and the post-test knowledge scores. The findings of the study concluded that the Self-instructional Module on breast disorders was effective in improving the knowledge of the antenatal mothers regarding prevention and management of breast disorders during postnatal period.
KEYWORDS:
Effectiveness; Self-instructional Module; Prevention and management of breast disorders during postnatal period; Antenatal mothers.
Cite:
Teena Jacob , Sandhya D’Almeida. A Pre-experimental study to assess the Effectiveness of the Self-instructional Module (SIM) on Knowledge regarding Prevention and Management of selected Breast Disorders during Postnatal Period among Antenatal Mothers in Third Trimester visiting a selected Antenatal Clinic at Mangalore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April- June 2014; Page 166-169.
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