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EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PROTEIN ENERGY MALNUTRITION AMONG PARENTS HAVING UNDER FIVE CHILDREN
Monika Solanki* and Sanagat Trupti
Introduction: Children are the first call agenda of human resource development not only because younger children are the most vulnerable, but because the foundation for lifelong learning and human development is laid in these crucial early years. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme (STP) regarding Protein energy malnutrition among parents having under five children. Methodology: A quantitative approach and one group pre- test and post-test research approach were applied in the study. The study was conducted at malnutrition treatment centres of tertiary care hospital Jodhpur, after obtaining permission from concerned authorities. The sample consisted of parents of under five children meeting inclusion criteria and those willing to participate in study. A total of 60 parents of under five children were selected by purposive sampling technique. The levels of knowledge were divided in 3 categories according to obtained scores. The score below 40% was considered as inadequate knowledge. The scores between 40 – 79.99% and >80% were categorized as moderate knowledge and adequate knowledge respectively. Result: The findings revealed that post-test knowledge score was high as compare to pre-test knowledge score (t= 65.618, p<0.001) therefore STP was statistically effective in enhancing knowledge of the parents. Additionally, demographic variables of parents such as educational qualification and residential area associated with pre-test knowledge score. Conclusion: The study highlighted that parents have limited knowledge towards malnutrition and its prevention. The STP was effective upgrading the knowledge of parents of under five children about malnutrition and its prevention.[Full Text Article]