*Corresponding author:Padmavathi Nagarajan, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Eduation and Research), Pondicherry-605 006, India
Received: December 12, 2017; Published: December 18, 2017
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Background: Children are the most precious possession of mankind. They should be nurtured with the utmost care and affection. In India, children constitute about 40% of the total population. Behaviour disorders are one of the most common childhood disorders, which can hinder the normal development of children.
Objective: The study aimed to assess the knowledge on quality time activity of parents and to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventional programme.
Methods: ‘Quasi experimental, one group pre-test and post-test design’ was adopted. Sample consisted of 30 parents of children diagnosed with behavioural problems admitted in child psychiatry center. Purposive sampling was done to recruit the subjects based on inclusion criteria. Quality time assessment questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge on quality time. An educational module was administered and parents were encouraged to engage in various types of quality time activities.
Results: There was statistically significant increase in the knowledge (p<0.01) and in the quality time activities (p<0.01) following nursing intervention program.