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Prevention of parent to child transmisson of HIV (PPTCT) and early Infant diagnosis (EID) among antenatal Mothers

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Kamlesh Joshi*,Sharath S,Saket Kumar Sharma

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2582-4031

Print ISSN : 2582-4023

Article First Page : 54

Article End Page : 56


The present study aimed at development of an intervention (Health education programme) for assessing the knowledge of 150 antenatal mothers at selected rural areas of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The method adopted for the present study was evaluative approach, this would help the investigator to evaluate the effect of specific intervention that is “Health education programme” on the variable that is „knowledge? of antenatal mothers regarding at selected rural areas of Udaipur Rajasthan. In this study samples were drawn by using purposive sampling method. Data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire. From the findings of the study it was found that the pretest mean knowledge score was 11.26, posttest mean knowledge score was 26.09 The significance of the findings was obtained by using paired „t? test, the value of pretest and posttest of knowledge and practice was 35.30 (P<0>1) is accepted that there is a significant difference between pre test & post test knowledge score. There is an association between pre test knowledge score with selected demographic variables; hence the research hypothesis (H2) is accepted.
Association between pre test knowledge scores with selected demographic variables of antenatal mothers which is Age in years (? 2 = 12.27*), Types of Family (? 2 = 5.98*) and Educational status (? 2 =13.51*) were found to be significantly associated with post test knowledge at 0.5 level and the rest of the demographic variables such as Religion (?2= 1.72), Occupation (?2= 1.72), Personal habit (?2= 0) and Source of information (?2= 1.17) were not significant. Hence research hypotheses H2 is proved and accepted. This study concludes that there is improvement in the level of knowledge of antenatal mothers, which indicates that the health education programme is effective. The demographic variables of antenatal mothers significantly associated with the pre test knowledge score. This will helps the antenatal mothers to enhance the knowledge.

Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Health education programme, Antenatal mothers, PPTCT and EID.