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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021
A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Child Abuse among Mothers in Selected Areas of Punjab
Abstract: Child abuse is the physical, sexual and emotional maltreatment of the child. Child abuse is any activity that is done forcefully against the child. The prevalence of child abuse is increasing in children and it is a serious and common problem in and around the nation. A non-experimental descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding child abuse. Study design was descriptive in nature.60 mothers were selected by convenient non probability sampling technique. The study was conducted in selected areas of Punjab. The tool used for study was self structured questionnaire to assess level of knowledge regarding child abuse among mothers. The findings depicted that majority (46.7%) mothers had poor knowledge regarding child abuse, (33.3%) mothers had average knowledge and (20%) mothers had good knowledge regarding child abuse. The study shows majority of mothers having poor level of knowledge regarding child abuse. Most of the situation mothers ignore to take preventive measures where their children could be a victim of child abuse. Thus we are affirmed the need for making mothers aware about child abuse.
Keywords: Knowledge, Mothers, Child abuse
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,
Pages: 1109 - 1113