Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Antenatal Exercises Among Antenatal Mothers

Rajitha S. R.*, Santhi Appavu**
* Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics ang Gynecology, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, Tamilnadu, India.
** Principal, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, Tamilnadu, India.
Periodicity:November - January'2019
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jnur.8.4.14912


Regular exercises and relaxation are essential for feeling healthy in mind and body at any time. A gentle exercise helps to improve circulation as the amount of body fluid increases during pregnancy. The aims of antenatal exercises are prevention of low back pain and enhancement of physical and psychological preparation for delivery by stretching and strengthening of joints and muscles. The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge level among antenatal mothers before and after planned teaching program on antenatal exercises, to determine the effectiveness of planned teaching program and to find out the association between knowledge level on antenatal exercises and selected demographic variables. This study was adopted with a quantitative research approach with pre-experimental; one group pretest-posttest design. The sample consisted of 60 mothers in selected CSI Medical Mission Hospitals at Kanyakumari District, which was selected by purposive sampling. The result reveals that the pre-test mean score of knowledge was 34.93±17.34 and post-test was 80.1±5.614. The mean difference was 45.17 and the 't' value was 19.197. Thus, it was statistically highly significant at P<0.0001 level. This study supports the necessity of education for antenatal mothers in improving their knowledge towards antenatal exercises and its benefits.


Effectiveness, Planned Teaching Program, Antenatal Exercises, Antenatal Mothers

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Rajitha, S. R. and Appavu, S. (2019). Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Antenatal Exercises Among Antenatal Mothers, i-manager's Journal on Nursing, 8(4), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.26634/jnur.8.4.14912


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