European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Name :
Effectiveness of Health Education on Knowledge among Mothers regarding Protein Malnutrition in under Five year Age Group Children in Rural Community
Author Name :
Elishba Waseem, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gillani
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
Background: Protein malnutrition commonly seen in 2 to 5 years of age group in many under developed countries. This could be due to lack of awareness about nutritive value of foods, faulty feeding practices, ignorance plays a major role in the development of Protein malnutrition in early ages of life. This leads to hampering of physical and mental development of the child. Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the “effectiveness of health education on knowledge among mothers regarding protein energy malnutrition in under-five year age group children in rural community” Methodology: Quasi experimental study is used to assess the “Effectiveness of teaching program among mothers on knowledge regarding protein energy malnutrition in under five year children. The sample size of mothers is 70 in resident of Ali Raza Abad. The convenient sampling technique is used for data collection. Results: The results of the study showed that there is significance of Effective teaching program among mothers on knowledge regarding protein energy malnutrition in under five year children. The mean before interventions is (6.99) and standard deviation is (1.210) while the mean after the interventions is (14.91) and the standard deviation is (2.289). This educational intervention is highly effective because the significance (P-Value is 0.00) Conclusion: The study findings revealed that health education on protein energy malnutrition is effective in improving the knowledge of mothers under five year.
Keywords :
Protein Malnutrition, Knowledge, Health Education, Effectiveness, Rural Community, Under Five Children.

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