International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014

Knowledge of Bronchopneumonia among Caretakers of Infants

Swati Kambli [4]

Abstract: Fifty consecutive caretakers of bronchopneumonia attending in and outpatient services at D. Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Nerul, Navi Mumbai were interviewed using questionnaire to determine the knowledge of caretakers of infants diagnosed with bronchopneumonia. Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of caretakers regarding definition, etiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, myths and misbelieves, prevention and management of infants with Bronchopneumonia. Findings: The maximum percentage of caretakers in age group belongs to 26-30yrs The maximum caretakers were female care takers with frequency 46 (92 %), The lack of knowledge among mothers about simple signs and symptoms of pneumonia, and also the lack of knowledge about its causes and factors related with pneumonia become important findings of this study. Conclusion: It is necessary to strive hard to spread awareness about the preventive measures of Bronchopneumonia among caretakers of infants.

Keywords: Caretakers, Infants, Knowledge, Bronchopneumonia

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,

Pages: 1479 - 1482

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