International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Health & Nutrition | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023


A Study to Assess the Awareness and Utilization of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Services among the Mothers of Children under 6 Years of Age in a Selected Rural Community of Lakhimpur District, Assam

Dipika Borah


Abstract: A study was conducted to assess the awareness and utilization of ICDS services among the mothers of children under 6 years of age in a selected rural community of Lakhimpur District, Assam. The objectives of the study were to assess the awareness and utilization of ICDS Services among the mothers and to find out the relationship between the awareness and utilization of ICDS services. The study also attempted to determine the association between awareness and utilization of ICDS services with the selected demographic variables i. e., age, education, occupation, parity of mothers, family income per month. Conceptual framework used for the study was based on ?General System Model Approach? developed by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy. A descriptive quantitative approach and cross - sectional descriptive survey design was used for the study. The study was conducted in 10 randomly selected AWCs under Lakhimpur ICDS Project in Lakhimpur, Assam. The investigator used multi stage random sampling technique to select the 120 mothers of children under 6 years of age for the study. Structured interview schedule was used to gather information from the mothers. The collected data were analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that out of 120 mothers majority of the mothers i. e., 86 (71.7%) had moderate awareness, 23 (19.2%) had low awareness and 11 (9.2%) had high awareness of the ICDS services. In case of utilization of ICDS services, the study revealed that majority of the mothers i. e., 76 (63.3%) had moderate utilization, 28 (23.3%) had low utilization and 16 (13.3%) had high utilization of the ICDS services. The result showed that, there is weak positive correlation between awareness and utilization of ICDS services. The study revealed that, there was no significant association between the awareness of ICDS services and selected demographic variables. In case of utilization, the demographic variables i. e., education and family income per month showed significant association with the utilization of ICDS services.


Keywords: Assess, awareness, utilization, ICDS services, mothers of children under 6 years


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 1515 - 1521


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