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The Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Diarrhea and Home Management among Mothers of Under Five Children Attending Paediatric Outpatient Department in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra

Reena AS, Anagha T, Kancchan Bhandari

Abstract: Introduction: Objectives: To assess knowledge of mothers of under-five children regarding prevention & home management of diarrhea. To find association between levels of knowledge regarding prevention of diarrhea and its home management with selected demographic variables. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among 50 mothers of under five children to assess the regarding prevention and home management of diarrhea in the pediatric Outpatient Department of a selected tertiary care hospital. A self administered questionnaire was prepared and administered among the selected samples using consecutive sampling technique by interview method. Results: 98% of mothers had good knowledge and 2% had average knowledge regarding prevention of diarrhea. Only 8% of mothers had good knowledge regarding home management of diarrhea. 48% of mothers had average knowledge and 44% had below average knowledge regarding home management of diarrhea. The study showed that as the educational qualification increases there is improvement in the level of knowledge regarding home management of diarrhea. Conclusion: Within the limits of the study, the result assessed knowledge of mothers of under-five children regarding prevention of diarrhea and its home management and associated the level of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables.

Keywords: assess, knowledge, diarrhea, mothers, prevention, home management

Country: India, Subject Area: Pediatric Specialty

Pages: 1317 - 1320

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Reena AS, Anagha T, Kancchan Bhandari, "The Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Diarrhea and Home Management among Mothers of Under Five Children Attending Paediatric Outpatient Department in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198827, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1317 - 1320

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