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A STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF  DEVELOPED TRAINING PACKAGE ON INFANT CARE PRACTICES

Renuka Aggarwal* and Navdeep Kaur Sandhu
*Assistant Professor, Punjab Agricultural University
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Faridkot

International Journal of Family and Home Science Vol.8 (2) (July - Dec, 2012) (181 - 184)

Abstract

The present study was designed to develop a training package consisting of instructional material and test its understandability, adequacy and effectiveness for imparting knowledge on infant care practices such as breastfeeding, weaning and immunization to rural women. For testing the understandability and adequacy of the instructional material three indices were developed. The training package was used to educate 60 rural women from village Bargari of District Faridkot, Punjab. The effectiveness of the training package was analyzed in terms of gain in knowledge by the respondents. The major findings revealed that the instructional material was understandable, adequate and resulted in significant gain in knowledge of the respondents. Thus, the developed training package proved to be effective in promoting knowledge level of rural women regarding infant care practices.

Key Words : Training package, infant care practices, knowledge.

Introduction

Children are the most precious resources of a nation, the quality of tomorrow’s world and perhaps even its survival will be determined by the well being safety and the physical and intellectual development of children today. Therefore, their care and nurturance is of utmost importance. Child care is the process of attending to a child’s basic needs of food, shelter, security, clothing and health. Mother’s role in upbringing of the child is very important particularly at the stage when he is going through rapid change in formative years. It is her knowledge, skill and attitude that can make the physical and mental health of the future generation.

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