Effectiveness of Health Education on Knowledge and Practice of Food Hygiene Among Women in Rural Community of Pakistan

Rabia Jabbar

Abstract


Introduction: Behavioral problems became the common problems in preschoolers and often cause disruption for the parents. Behavioral problems are the most common problems during childhood but sometimes children get rid of these problems. The common behavioral problems are tantrums, power struggle, whining, swearing etc. The behavior of preschooler children is reflected by parenting style by which they brought up their children. The structured teaching programme is much effective to improve the knowledge of mothers regarding behavioral problems of preschoolers. Methods: A Quasi-experimental study with pre/post-intervention phases using the quantitative method of data collection conducted among mothers in rural community, Lahore, to determine the effectiveness of health education regarding behavioral problems of preschoolers. The sample size was 60 by using convenient sampling technique. SPSS version 21 statistical software was used for data analysis and a 95% confidence interval was used in this study with a P ≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant. Results: Results showed that the total mean of knowledge before intervention was 13.06 but after intervention, the total mean of knowledge was 22.54. The structured teaching programme has increased the knowledge of mothers regarding behavioral problems of prescoolers. Conclusions: This study has demonstrated the structured teaching programme in community is much effective to improve the knowledge of mothers regarding behavioral problems of preschoolers. The mean knowledge score on behavioral problems increased significantly after the teaching sessions.

Keywords- Effectiveness, Structured teaching programme, Knowledge, Behavioral problems. Introduction

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/59-01


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