Assess the effectiveness of IEC regarding the adoption of family planning methods among post-natal mothers admitted in civil hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Introduction: Nowadays-in India population is increasing rapidly; the main cause behind it can be lack of knowledge among the couples regarding family planning and its methods.
Objectives and methods: The main objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of IEC regarding the Adoption of Family Planning Methods among post-natal mothers aged between 21-45 years admitted at Rajasthan Civil hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Quantitative Approach with one group pre-test and post-test design was used. The study was conducted at Rajasthan Civil Hospital, in Sri Ganganagar. 50 samples were selected by Non-Probability Convenient Sampling Technique. IEC Programme was given as individual and group teaching with adequate teaching aids and lasts for 40-45 minutes regarding Adoption of Family Planning Methods.
Results: In pre-test out of 50 mothers, 41 (82%) had moderate level of knowledge, 9(18%) had inadequate knowledge and none of the Post-Natal mother had adequate level of knowledge. In post-test 34(82%) mothers had adequate knowledge, 16(32%) had moderate knowledge and none of them had inadequate level of knowledge. The mean per-test knowledge level was 11.84 and the mean post-test knowledge level was 23.68 and the paired ‘t’ value was 19.93*[t49=2.045] was highly significant at p< 0.05 level. There was significant association found between the pre-test level of knowledge of the mother and their age of the mother, total no. of children and education [at p< 0.05 level].
Conclusion: The IEC Programme was found to be effective in improving the knowledge on post natal mothers on adoption of family planning methods.
Surendra Kumar. Assess the effectiveness of IEC regarding the adoption of family planning methods among post-natal mothers admitted in civil hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):240-242. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2021.v4.i1.D.158