Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding breast engorgement among primigravida mothers admitted at selected hospital, Gangtok, Sikkim.

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Shajeena KiratRai, ArkierupaiaShadap, Sonam ZangmuSherpa


Pregnancy is unique, exciting, and often joyous time in a women’s life, as it highlights the woman’s amazing creative and nurturing power while providing a bridge to future. Pregnant women need to be responsible women so, as to best support the health of her future child.This study was conducted to determine the impact of planned teaching programme among Primi-gravida mothers. Methods:The study was aquasi-experimental research study design. 60 samples were selected 30 in experimental and 30 in control group using purposive sampling technique. The experimental group received planned teaching programme regarding breast engorgement. Structured knowledge questionnaire were developed and sent for validation. Reliability of the tool and pilot study was conducted. The data were collected after getting permission from theInstitutional Ethics Committee and writtenconsent from the participants. Data were analysed by SPSS software version 20 and using descriptive and inferential statistics.Results: The findings of the study revealed that after the intervention, knowledge of the primi-gravida mothers was significantly higher in the experimental group than the control group. There was anassociation between the pre-test level of knowledge with educational status, LMP & EDD in experimental group and an association was found between pre-test level of knowledge score in control group with educational status.Conclusion: There was a significant improvement in the knowledge scores after the administration of planned teaching programme. Hence, the study concluded that planned teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge of primigravida mothers regarding breast engorgement.

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