Background-UNICEF has reported that hunger and related protein energy malnutrition as the greatest single threat to the world's public health. One in every three malnourished children of the world lives in India1Aims and Objectives-To assess the existing knowledge regarding protein energy malnutrition among mother of under five-year children. To determine the effectiveness of self-instructional module. To compare the knowledge of protein energy malnutrition with selected demographic variables. Material and Methods-The data were collected from 30 Mothers of under five children by purposive sampling techniques with the use structured questionnaire and one group pretest posttest design was used. Result-Mother of under five year children had good knowledge with effectiveness of 19.23%.There was highly significant difference found between pretest and posttest knowledge scores and there was significant association found between knowledge scores with demographic variables like age of mothers of under five year children and other no association was found with other variables. Conclusion-SIM found to be effective in improving the knowledge of mothers of under five year children.
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Rajesh Joshi. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Protein Energy Malnutrition among the Mothers of under Five-Year Children in Selected Anganwadi at Nandasan, Gujarat. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(1):Jan. - Mar., 2015; Page 62-63.