Becoming a mother is an important stage in every woman’s life. Puerperium, the period from delivery of the baby till 42 days, makes the women
vulnerable in several ways. Enhanced learning needs, better knowledge and positive attitudes improve the self-care practices of the individuals.
to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on prevention of selected puerperal infections.Pre experimental one group pre
test and post test design was adopted for fifty antenatal mothers who were selected by convenient sampling technique. In pre test out of 50 antenatal mothers 74% ( 37) had inadequate knowledge regarding prevention of puerperal infections, 22% (11) had moderate knowledge and 4% (2) had adequate knowledge, where as in post test 80% (40) mothers had adequate knowledge and 20% (10) had moderately adequate knowledge after structured teaching programme.
Pueperium, Post natal, Delivery.