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Table of Contents - Year : 2012 | Month : August | Volume : 6 | Issue : 6 | Page : 1038 - 1040

Effectiveness of the Training Course of ASHA on Infant Feeding Practices at a Rural Teaching Hospital: A Cross Sectional Study 1038-1040

Sushama S. Thakre, Subhash B. Thakre, Amol D.Thakre, Samir H. Golawar, Suresh M. More, Arun Y. Humne

Correspondence
Dr. Subhash B. Thakre
Plot. No.9, Swami Swarupanand Society,
Narendra Nagar, Ngpur-15 (India).
Phone: 9822366532
E-mail: drsubhasht@rediffmail.com; sushamathakre@rediffmail.com

Introduction: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) is the key functionaries for the effective implementation of maternal and child health care services at the grass root level in India.
Method: The effectiveness of this training programme was assessed by conducting a pre-test and post-test assessments. The correct responses to the test items in the questionnaire were given one mark, with a maximum of 20 marks.
Results: The training on the knowledge, attitude and practices of breast feeding was found to be effective. The difference in the pre and the post test score of the participants was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The ASHA workers and their supervisors gained the knowledge and skills on breastfeeding and complementary feeding after the training.