EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH EDUCATION AMONG MOTHERS TO REDUCE UNINTENTIONAL HOME INJURIES OF UNDER-FIVE YEAR OLD CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITY
Keywords:Effectiveness, health education, mothers and under five children, rural community
Background: Unintentional home injuries among under five year old children in rural community is a common issue which lead serious health problems and increase disability rate in children under five year of age. The aim of study was to assess the effectiveness of health education among mothers to reduce unintentional home injuries of under-five year old children in rural community.
Methods: A study design was quasi experimental, one group pre and post test design was used and data was collected at Ali Raza Abad community, Raiwand Road Lahore. Convenient sampling technique was used. Sample size was 71 community mothers who have children under 5- year of age with age group 18 years to 45 years. Data was collected by administering knowledge and practice questionnaire before and after the health education programme. The post data was collected after four week intervention after pre data collection.
Results: The current study shows that the overall mean score of pre-test is .4907 and overall mean score of post-test knowledge was .8422. The overall mean score of pretest was .4930 and overall mean score of post-test practice was .8003. These results show that health education is effective to enhance the knowledge and safety practice of mothers.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it concluded that health education is so effective to bring significant change in knowledge and practice among mothers of under under-five year of old children.