The vast majority of newborns enter the world healthy. But sometimes, infants develop conditions that require medical tests and treatment. Newborns are particularly susceptible to certain diseases, much more so than older children because of immature immune systems. Neonates can get infections inside uterus in antenatal period, during parturition and outside the uterus after birth. Despite the major advances in neonatal medicine, many infants still develop life-threatening infections during the first month of life. The prompt recognition, early diagnosis, and immediate treatment of neonatal infections can dramatically improve the infant’s outcome and limit any potential disability and securing maternal knowledge on this can be a milestone. The aim of the study is assess the existing knowledge of primigravida mother regarding prevention of common Neonatal infections and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching imparted. The research approach used were descriptive survey Approach and research design was Pre-Experimental one group pre test post test design, the study was conducted at Maternity ward of Doon Hospital, Dehradun on 50 primigravida mothers, sampling technique adopted was purposive sampling, the research tool consist of two sections demographic as well as knowledge questionnaire; the results interpret the knowledge score indicating that majority of primigravida mothers i.e. 27(54%) has inadequate knowledge, 23(46%) has moderately adequate knowledge while 0% mother has no adequate knowledge about prevention of neonatal infections in pre-test. The knowledge score of primigravida mothers in post-test shows 48(96%) primigravida mother has adequate knowledge and 2(4%) having moderately adequate knowledge and none of the primigravida mother had inadequate knowledge. Thus it can be interpreted that the increase in knowledge is as result of planned teaching programme on prevention of neonatal infections. The overall value was as mean 15.58, mean percentage 42.10%, S.D 6.21 in pre test, for post test it was like this mean 33.05, mean percentage 89.32%, S.D12.52; enhancement in knowledge was 47.22% t-value 21.56 at df 49 shows significant association. This concludes that the planned teaching program was effective in significant improvement of knowledge score regarding prevention of neonatal infections among study participants. Findings stress the need for such teaching programs, which in turn may enhance the overall health standard and reduces neonatal mortality and morbidity rate.
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Priyanka Sharma. A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on prevention of common neonatal infections among primigravida mothers, in Doon Female Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(1):71-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00018
Priyanka Sharma. A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on prevention of common neonatal infections among primigravida mothers, in Doon Female Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(1):71-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00018 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-1-18
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