International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding feeding practices of infants among the primiparas residing at selected areas
Background and objectives: Breast-feeding has a unique biological and emotional influence on the health of both mother and infant. It is furthermore an important determinant of infant health in the prevention of malnutrition and infections. When an infant reaches the age of about six months, however, breast milk alone is no longer sufficient in meeting nutrient requirements and other food (s) should therefore be given. Weaning is the period during which an infant’s diet is expanded and its dependence on milk as the sole source of nutrition is ended. It is important for the introduction of solid foods not to be delayed beyond the age of six months. The inappropriate feeding practice may be contributing to the increase in the prevalence of stunting during the first 18 months of life.
The main objective of the present study was
Assess the existing knowledge of Primiparas regarding the feeding practices of infants by pretest. Evaluate the effectiveness of STP on feeding practices of infants among primiparas by comparing pretest and posttest knowledge scores find out the association between posttest knowledge level of primiparas regarding feeding practices of infants with selected demographic variables.
Methods: The research approach used was pre experimental approach. The Research Design selected for the study was one group pre-test post-test design the sample includes 60 primiparas and are selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. The structured teaching programme on infant feeding practices was prepared. The Pilot Study was conducted with 10 primiparas. Reliability of the tool was assessed by collecting data from 10 primiparous. Split half method with Karl Pearson’s formula was used to test the reliability of the tool.
Results: The findings showed that the mean post-test knowledge score of the subjects in was 68.43% was higher than the mean pre-test score of 48.13%. It was found to be significant with a calculated’ value of 17.87, P<0.05 which was higher than the critical value showing that the improvement in knowledge score was significant.
The reliability of the tool was 0.91. It was statistically significant and thus reliable.
Praveen Patel. A study to assess the effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding feeding practices of infants among the primiparas residing at selected areas. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing. 2020; 2(1): 22-23.