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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Respiratory Tract Infection among Mothers of Fewer than Five Years Age Children at Selected Hospitals, Jaipur
Surendra Singh Gurjar
Abstract: RTI represents one of the major health problems in under-five children living in developing countries. Among the total under five deaths in developing countries nearly one fifth are directly attributed to RTI. Objectives of the Study: 1. To find out the knowledge, and practice of the mothers regarding the respiratory tract infection.2. To determine the relationship between the knowledge and practice of mothers regarding the respiratory tract infection. 3. To find out the association between the knowledge of the mother regarding the Respiratory tract infection and selected demographic variables. 4. To find out the association between the practice of the mother regarding the Respiratory tract infection and selected demographic variables. Method: A descriptive research approach was used in this study. Non probability convenient sampling techniques were used to select the samples from Dhanwantri hospital and research centre, Mansarovar, Jaipur. The tools was prepared & validated. The data was collected and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: Out of 100 mothers of under five year age children, 76 mothers were have inadequate knowledge and only 24 mothers have moderate adequate knowledge regarding respiratory tract infection among children. Conclusion: Mothers of under five children were had a inadequate knowledge and practice about respiratory tract infection. Nurses can play a major role to enhance it.
Keywords: Descriptive Study, Knowledge, Practice, Respiratory Tract Infection, Mothers of Fewer than Five Years Age Children
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,
Pages: 327 - 329