International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Diarrhea and its Management among the Mothers of Under Five Children with a view to Develop an Information Booklet in Selected Areas under Hajo BPHC, Kamrup, Assam

Sikha Rani Sarmah | Abha Rani Chamuah [4]

Abstract: Background: Diarrhea is one of the commonest cause of mortality and morbidity among young children in developing countries as well as low-income countries. Worldwide, diarrhea is the second most common cause of mortality and morbidity among under five children. Methods: The research approach used in the study was descriptive quantitative approach. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A total of 114 mothers of under five children were selected by multistage random sampling technique. Data were collected by using structured interview schedule. Results: Out of 114 mothers, majority (64.9%) of the mothers had moderately adequate knowledge, 18.4% mothers had adequate knowledge and 16.7% mothers had inadequate knowledge. The overall mean found to be 18.17 with standard deviation as ?3.99. There was a significant association between the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables such as age of the mother, educational qualification of the mother, family income per month and number of children. Conclusions: Majority of the mothers had moderately adequate knowledge regarding diarrhea and its management. Health education to the mothers should be used as an effective tool to promote knowledge and practices regarding prevention and management of diarrhea in under five children.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, diarrhea, Information booklet

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 348 - 353

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