An experimental study to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge regarding management of children with epilepsy among Anganwadi workers in selected Anganwadis of Pune city.
The health problems in the developing countries are quit challenging and require a comprehensive approach to child health problems by all health professional including nurses. The children under 5 years belong to a vulnerable group who need special attention and care during health and illness. Aim of the study: To assess the effectiveness of Self-instructional module on knowledge regarding management of children with epilepsy among Anganwadi workers in selected Anganwadis of Pune city”. Material and method: The research design adopted for the study was experimental with pre-test post-test control group design. 60 Anganwadi workers from urban area were purposefully selected. The related to knowledge among Anganwadi workers assess knowledge regarding management of childe with epilepsy with selected demographic variable. Result: Findings of the study were in pretest control 53.33% are having average knowledge. In pretest experimental 56.67% are having average knowledge. After intervention in control group 73.33% workers are having average knowledge and in experimental group after intervention 76.67% workers are having good knowledge score. Intervention of SIM in experimental group on knowledge regarding management of children among Anganwadi workers increased in posttest. Effectiveness of SIM regarding management of children with epilepsy posttest experimental mean is 17.6 and control group mean is 8.36. Conclusion: The study concluded that the self-instructional module was effective in terms of enhancing the knowledge of Anganwadi workers of management of child with epilepsy.