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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-6

Effectiveness of training on infant feeding practices among community influencers in a rural area of west Bengal.


Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata

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A Haldar
Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata

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Total 34 Influencers were trained in a subcentre area of South 24-parganas district of West Bengal. Knowledge was imparted to community influencers on infant feeding practices through lecture, group discussion, question-answer session and hand-on-training by trained health workers. Pre-assessment was done before initiation of training. Repeat training was conducted at frequent intervals within a period of 3 months. Mean score of knowledge of influencers during pre-training assessment was 13.3 and improved thereafter-following training to 20.8 (1st assessment), 20.6 (2nd assessment), 23.7 (3rd assessment) and 25.2 (final-assessment). Repeat training had also desired impact.


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