Background: Vitamin A deficiency affects about 190 million preschool-age children, mostly from Africa and South-East Asia. The vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem (prevalence of night blindness is 1% or higher in children 24–59 months of age or where the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency (serum retinol 0.70 µmol/l or lower) is 20% or higher in infants and children 6–59 months of age), high-dose vitamin A supplementation is recommended in infants and children 6–59 months of age. Objective: This study was performed To evaluate the effectiveness of video assisted teaching on knowledge regarding vitamin ‘A’ deficiency among mothers of under-five children in selected urban area. Material and Methods: Non probability convenient sampling technique was used for selection of sample and samples who met the inclusion criteria were included in this study. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding Vitamin A deficiency. Sample consisted of 60 mothers of under five children in selected anganwadi. The pretest knowledge of the mothers is assessed by self-administered questionnaire. Video assisted teaching regarding Vitamin A deficiency was given on the same day. The posttest knowledge of mothers was assessed after 7 days with the same tools. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and presented using tables and graphs. Result: This study has helped to assess the knowledge regarding mothers of under-five children in selected urban area regarding vitamin ‘A’ deficiency. Knowledge of samples were displayed low 61.7% and average 38.3% in pre-test but in post-test it has been improved to displayed low 5% Average 46.7% and good 48.3% categories. The calculated t value was found to be 11.771 for overall knowledge of regarding vitamin ‘A’ deficiency. The video assisted teaching was an effective tool to improve the knowledge of samples regarding vitamin ‘A’ deficiency. Conclusion: By the analysis and interpretation it has been evaluated that there was an improvement in knowledge regarding vitamin A deficiency among mothers in selected Anganwadi after giving video assisted teaching Thus, it was concluded that video assisted teaching is effective tool to improve the knowledge regarding vitamin A deficiency among mothers of under-five children.
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Keshav B. Sirsat. A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching on Knowledge regarding Vitamin ‘A’ Deficiency among Mothers of Under Five Children in selected Urban Area. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2023; 11(1):73-7. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2023.00016
Keshav B. Sirsat. A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching on Knowledge regarding Vitamin ‘A’ Deficiency among Mothers of Under Five Children in selected Urban Area. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2023; 11(1):73-7. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2023.00016 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-11-1-16
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