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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 170-172

Effectiveness of teaching programme on knowledge of mothers regarding the effect of family conflicts on school children

Department of Child Health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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G S Shilpa
Department of Child Health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Deralakatte - 575 018, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.144328

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Background: Conflict within home has been found to have a negative effect on many aspects of children's functioning. The incident rate of abnormal behavior and poor scholastic performance is high among the children with conflict in their family. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of planned teaching program in terms of gain in knowledge of mothers regarding effects of family conflicts on children. Materials and Methods: This study involved pre-experimental one group pretest and post-test design. A sample of 50 mothers was selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique in the Talapady area. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the pretest and post-test knowledge. Results: Regarding effectiveness of teaching program, the overall mean percentage of knowledge score was 46.25% in the pre-test and 80% in the post-test. The enhancement in the mean percentage knowledge score was found to be significant. Discussion: Research conducted in this area suggested that conflict between parents is a consistent predictor for increasing anxiety in children, which needs to be prevented by educating the parents.

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