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


A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Home Management of Common Illness Among Mothers of Under Five Children in Selected Rural Area of Nalbari, Assam

Anita Deka [2] | Merina Deka


Abstract: Children are our future and our most precious resources of tomorrow?s world. Under five children are prone to various minor and major health problems. A Descriptive survey design was adopted to assess the knowledge and practice regarding home management of common illness among mothers of under five children in selected rural area of Nalbari, Assam.140 mothers of under five children were selected using purposive sampling technique. Self structured interview schedule and self stated checklist were used to collect the data. Result shows that Majority 65.71% mother has moderately adequate knowledge, 18.57% mothers have inadequate knowledge, 15.72% mother have adequate knowledge. Majority 71.43% of mothers of under five children has average practice level, 17.86% mothers has poor practice level and 10.71%mothers has good practice level. There is a positive correlation between the knowledge and practice of mothers regarding home management of common illness of under five children. Significant relationship was found between knowledge and practice. Significant association was found between the knowledge level and demographic variables age, level of education, occupation and number of children and Significant association was not found between the knowledge level and marital status, religion, occupation and types of family.


Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Under five children, Home Management, Common Illness


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 1842 - 1847


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