Effectiveness of Health Education on Knowledge Regarding Diseases Preventable Vaccines Among Mothers of Under Five Year Children

Ayesha Qundeel, Muhammad Hussain, Iram Majeed, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gilani


Introduction: Childhood is a significant period in the cycle of human life. Advancement of wellbeing and counteractive action of sickness is important for this stage. Communicable diseases are a high hazard for the childhood time frame. In the creating nations avoidance of illnesses by immunization right off the bat in adolescence is as yet a major issue, 5 million are biting the dust and 5 million are handicapped through irresistible malady every year from the get-go in childhood Methods: A Quasi-experimental study with pre/post-intervention phases using the quantitative method of data collection conducted among mothers in rural community, Lahore, to determine Effectiveness of health education on knowledge regarding diseases preventable vaccines among mothers of under five year children. The sample size was 70 by using convenient sampling technique. SPSS version 21 statistical software was used for data analysis and a 95% confidence interval was used in this study with a P ≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant. Results: Results showed that the total mean of knowledge before intervention was 10.74 but after intervention, the total mean of knowledge was 23.02. The structured teaching programme has increased the knowledge of mothers regarding diseases preventable vaccines of under five year children. Conclusions: This study has demonstrated the structured teaching programme in community is much effective to improve the knowledge of mothers regarding diseases preventable vaccines of under five year children. The mean knowledge score on behavioral problems increased significantly after the teaching sessions.

Keywords- Effectiveness, Structured teaching programme, Knowledge, diseases preventable vaccines.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/68-04

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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