A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Iron Deficiency Anemia and its Prevention among the Primi Antenatal Mothers at Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences, Tumkur, Karnataka, India

Linu Elsa Abraham


Background: Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder in the world today, affecting approximately 25% of the world’s population. Where there are three basic mechanisms for developing anemia, mainly (i) blood loss (hemorrhage); (ii) decreased production of red cells; and (iii) increased destruction of red cells. Anemia during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with a two-fold risk for preterm delivery and a three-fold risk for low birth-weight4 as well as maternal mortality.

Materials and Methods: True experimental one group pre-test and posttest design was adopted to select the samples. 50 samples were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling. An evaluative research approach was used to assess the knowledge on iron deficiency anemia. The collected data was analyzed and interpreted based on descriptive and inferential statistics.

Result: The result showed that antenatal mothers who are attending antenatal clinic in Shridevi hospitals are not having adequate knowledge on iron deficiency anemia.


Anemia, Primi antenatal mothers, Structured teaching programme

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