Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Childhood Refractive Errors among Teachers
Jawahar P, Antony J, Sunny K and Krishnakumar K
Published on: 2019-10-29
A descriptive analytical study was done to assess knowledge and practice regarding vitamin A prophylaxis among mothers of under five children in selected communities of Aikkaranadu Grama Panchayath. Objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and practice regarding vitamin A prophylaxis among mothers of under five children, and to find out the association with selected demographic variables among mothers of under five children. Quantitative research approach with a descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Convenient sampling method was used for sample selection. Data collection was done from 100 subjects by using structured knowledge questionnaire. Collected data were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics, presented in table, bar and pie diagrams. Study findings revealed that, out of 100 subjects six (06%) subjects possessed adequate knowledge, 43 (43%) subjects had moderate knowledge and 57 (57%) subjects had poor knowledge. There was significant association between knowledge level and occupation of parents and there is no significant association between age of mother, education of parents, number of children, type of family and monthly income. Study concluded that majority of mothers had poor knowledge regarding vitamin A prophylaxis. Educational and training sessions are planned to impart the knowledge regarding Vitamin A.