Effectiveness of Caretaker Empowerment Module Regarding Care of Visually Disabled Children on Knowledge and Practice among Mothers in Selected Special School at Puducherry
Nandhini N Natarajan, Jayaraman Bamalakshmi, K Renuka, T Chandra
Caretaker empowerment module, Mothers of visually disabled children, Special school
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Natarajan NN, Bamalakshmi J, Renuka K, Chandra T. Effectiveness of Caretaker Empowerment Module Regarding Care of Visually Disabled Children on Knowledge and Practice among Mothers in Selected Special School at Puducherry. 2022; 15 (2):27-29.
Background: Visually impaired children are one of society's most neglected and disenfranchised groups. This study aims to improve the knowledge and practice regarding care of visually disabled children by teaching the caretaker empowerment module (CEM) among mothers of visually disabled children. Aims and objective: To assess the level of knowledge and practice of CEM regarding care of visually disabled children among mothers of visually disabled children, to evaluate the effectiveness of CEM on knowledge and practice regarding care of visually disabled children, and to associate the selected demographic variables with knowledge and practice of CEM. Materials and methods: Quantitative research approach was used for this study. Sixty samples (30 in control group and 30 in experimental group) were selected using a purposive sampling technique with nonrandomization. Caretaker empowerment module was taught to experimental group, and no intervention was given to control groups. A structured questionnaire regarding care of visually disabled children among mothers of visually disabled children was used. Result: This study reveals that CEM has high statistical significance in improving knowledge and practice among mothers of visually disabled children at p-value <0.0001. Conclusion: According to the findings, CEM was helpful in enhancing mothers’ knowledge and practice of caring for children with visually impairments.
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