Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Self-Care Management of Antenatal Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Terms of Knowledge and Practice in Safdarjung Hospital: A Quasi Experimental Study

Ms. Savita, Dr. Mrs. Sharda Rastogi, Mrs. Sarita Shokhanda


A study to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on self-care management of antenatal mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus in terms of knowledge and practice in selected hospital of Delhi.The conceptual framework of the present study was based on the Orem’s Self care model. Research approach adopted for the study was quasi-experimental approach with pre-test post-test control group design. The sample consists of the 60 antenatal mothers with GDM from 24 weeks to 39 weeks POG. The tools used for the study were structured knowledge interview schedule, structured expressed practice checklist. The content validity of the tool was established by giving it to 9 experts. The internal consistency method by using Kuder Richardson-20 was used to establish reliability of structured knowledge interview schedule and structured expressed practice checklist. The final study was conducted at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi after obtaining formal administrative approval. The data obtained were organized and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics according to objectives and hypothesis of the study. The findings of the study revealed that, the mean post-test knowledge and practice scores were higher than their mean pre-test knowledge and practice scores. The structured teaching program on self-care management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was found to be effective in enhancing the knowledge and practice of antenatal mothers with GDM.

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