Effectiveness of Health Education Among Mothers to Reduce Unintentional Home Injuries of Under- Five Year Old Children in Rural Community

Yasir Nouman


Background: Unintentional home injuries are common in children. Unintentional home injuries are main causes of disability, morbidity and mortality in children, results show that every year 630,000 children died due to unintentional home injuries. Unintentional injuries occur in homes due to lack of awareness and due to improper knowledge, attitude and lifestyle of primary caregiver in homes. Aim of study: The aim of study was to assess the effectiveness of health education among mothers to reduce unintentional home injuries of under-five year old children in rural community. Method: A study design was quasi experimental, one group pre and post test design was used and data was collected at Ali Raza Abad community, Raiwand Road Lahore. Convenient sampling technique was used. Sample size was 71 community mothers who have children under 5- year of age with age group 18 to 45 years. Data was collected by administering knowledge and practice questionnaire before and after the health education programme. Results: The current study shows that the overall mean score of pretest is .4907 and overall mean score of post-test knowledge was .8422. The overall mean score of pretest was .4930 and overall mean score of post-test practice was .8003. These results show that health education is effective to enhance the knowledge and safety practice of mothers. Conclusion: Unintentional home injuries are commonly occur in children and unintentional home injury is also a global health issue in communities. Health education is very important to enhance the general knowledge and safety practice of mothers toward home injuries. On community level health education program is effective to improve the knowledge and safety practice of mother.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Health Education, Mothers and Under Five – year old Children, Rural Community.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/58-03

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