Published: 2022-09-28

Effectiveness of structure teaching programme on the level of knowledge regarding weaning among mothers infants in a rural community area in Nainital

Lalita Bisht, Neha Suyal


Background: Breast milk is the best and safest food for young babies. Babies must be given extra foods as well as breast milk at the right age in sufficient amounts to enable them to grow and stay healthy. Therefore, the present was "A quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on the level of knowledge regarding weaning, among mothers of infants, in a selected rural community area in Nainital. The objectives were, to assess the level of knowledge regarding weaning and the effectiveness of structured teaching programs among the mothers of infants.

Method: The sample size was 60. A descriptive survey research approach and Quasi-experimental design were adopted among 60 mothers selected through a convenient sampling technique.

Results: The result shows that the assessment level of knowledge of mothers revealed the mean of pre-test of knowledge of mothers of infants was 42.96 (SD-3.25) and the mean of post-test 56.45 (SD-2.48) and there was a statistically significant association found between the level of knowledge and demographic variables such as age, education, and source of information of mothers at p<0.01 level. Hence, hypothesis H1 which stated that "there is a significant association with the selected demographic variable of mother of the infant is" proved.

Conclusions: The present study concludes that there is inadequate knowledge among mothers of infants on weaning practice. Hence, the individuals in the community could be given health education repeatedly. A regular health education program should be conducted by the health personnel related to weaning practices for future studies.


Knowledge, Weaning, Mothers of infants, Structured teaching program

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