Abstract
A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING EARLY DETECTION OF LEARNING DISABILITIES OF CHIDREN AMONG MOTHERS OF UNDER FIVE AT PALLITHOTTAM COASTAL COMMUNITY AREA KOLLAM

Aneesha A. S.*, Angel Damian S., Angel James S., Ann Maria S., Anu Anna Jose S., Jyothilakshmi J.

ABSTRACT

The research project undertook was “a descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding early detection of learning disabilities of children among mothers of under five at Pallithottam coastal community area, Kollam.” The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding early detection of learning disabilities of children among mothers of under five, to find the association between knowledge regarding early detection of learning disabilities of children among mothers of under five with selected socio-demograhic variables. The study was conducted among 60 mothers of under five who were residing at Pallithottam coastal community area, Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge regarding early detection of learning disabilities among mothers of under five, the study sample was selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. The tool used for data collection consisted of demographic performa, structured knowledge questionnaire, basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The finding of the present study revealed that out of 60 samples, 8.3% mothers of under five children had adequate knowledge regarding early detection of learning disabilities, 20% had moderate knowledge and 71.6% had inadequate knowledge. There was significant association between knowledge and selected socio demographic variables like age, type of marriage, education, mode of delivery and type of family and there is no significant association between occupation. Based on the findings the investigators has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Knowledge, Learning disabilities, mother, early detection, early detection of learning disabilities, under five, mothers of under five.


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