A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Discharge Education Programme on Mothers’ Knowledge and Practice Regarding Care of Premature Infants at Home, after Discharge from NICU, PGIMS, Rohtak

  • Renu Kumari College of Nursing, Pt. B. D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Kiran Kaur College of Nursing, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.
  • Rachna College of Nursing, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.
  • Jagjit Dalal Student, College of Nursing, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.
Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Structured Discharge Education Programme, Knowledge, Practice, Premature Infant Care and Discharge


Introduction: A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured discharge education programme on mother’s knowledge and practice regarding premature care at home, after discharge from NICU, PGIMS, Rohtak in order to encourage the parents to improve their knowledge and practice regarding care of premature infants at home.
Material and Method: A quantitative approach using one group pretest post-test pre-experimental research design was used to conduct the study on 60 mothers of premature infants selected by convenience
sampling technique.
Procedure: A semi-structured questionnaire and checklist were used to collect and analyse data through mean, standard deviation, paired t test and chi-square test.
Results: The mean value of knowledge score in the pre-test was 1.28; 71.7% of mothers had inadequate knowledge, 28.3% had moderate knowledge and none had adequate knowledge. The post-test mean
value of knowledge was 2.68; none of the mothers had inadequate knowledge, 31.7% had moderate knowledge, and 68.3% had adequate knowledge. There was a statistically significant association of the
mother’s pre-interventional knowledge with postgraduate educational status, self-employed occupation of mother, family monthly income of more than INR 30,000, birth weight of baby between 2001 and 2500 g,
gestational age of 34-37 weeks, and normal delivery with episiotomy.
Conclusion: The knowledge of premature infant mothers in the posttest was more compared to the pre-test. Hence it was evident that a structured discharge education programme helps in improving the knowledge and practice of mothers regarding the care of premature infants at home.

How to cite this article:
Kumari R, Kaur K, Rachna, Dalal J. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Discharge Education Programme on Mothers’ Knowledge and Practice Regarding Care of Premature Infants at Home, after Discharge from NICU, PGIMS, Rohtak. Int J Nurs Midwif Res. 2023;10(4):1-5.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2455.9318.202314


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