CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(02): 012-016
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703757
Original Article


Ashly Lukose
1  P.G. Student, Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal
Binu Margaret E.
2  Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal
Bharathi R. Nayak
3  Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal School of Nursing, Manipal, Manipal School of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India
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Background: Suffering from minor ailments is the most frequent episode in childhood experiences. A productive and energetic population cannot grow from unhealthy children who are chronically affected by repeated minor ailments.

Method: An evaluative study using one group pretest posttest design was conducted among 30 school children of 9th class in a selected school of Udupi taluk, Karnataka to assess the knowledge of school children regarding the management of minor ailments and to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding management of minor ailments.

Results: Majority of children 17 (56 .7 %) had average knowledge in the pretest and only 4(13.3%) children had poor knowledge. There was a significant difference between the mean pretest and posttest knowledge scores on management of minor ailments among school children which indicated that the structured teaching programme on management of minor ailments was found to be effective(t= 9.702, P<0.05).

Conclusion: The study concluded that the teaching programme was effective in bringing the desired changes in the knowledge of the school children.

Publication History

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

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