Hypothermia is a progressive condition that can develop rapidly and which becomes increasingly serious as the body temperature decreases. It is important to immediately treat mild hypothermia because mild hypothermia leads to severe hypothermia, which frequently results in death. Hypothermia causes physiological, biochemical and hormonal changes which affect the victim's ability to think clearly and rationally. Recently, there has been renewed interest in using moderate hypothermia, defined as a patient’s core body temperature is between 32 and 34°C, as a clinical means of offering neurological protection to patients with severe head trauma, cardiac or pulmonary distress, or other pathologies that compromise the body’s ability deliver oxygen to the brain.
1. To assess the level of knowledge of mothers of neonates regarding prevention of hypothermia.
2. To assess the effectiveness of structure teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of hypothermia among mothers of neonates.
3. To associate the knowledge of mothers with the selected demographic variables.
METHODOLOGY: This study was based on evaluative approach and Pre-experimental study, one group pre and post test design” is used. The sample consisted of sixty mothers of neonates selected hospitals at Nagpur city. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used and Structured questionnaire tool was used.
Result: Paired t-test was applied to compare knowledge score before and after health teaching among neonate’s mothers. The t-test was found to be 3.78 and corresponding p-value was 0.0. The knowledge score of neonates mothers improved after health teaching on prevention of hypothermia is proved to be effective in delivering the knowledge and awareness.
Conclusion: To concluded that structured teaching programmer on prevention of hypothermia among mothers of neonates was found effective as a teaching strategy.
Cite this article:
Hanokh. J. Chakranarayan, Sneha Dubey, Komal Jain. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Hypothermia among mothers of neonates in selected hospitals at Nagpur. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(1): 90-92. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00022.4