A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS REGARDING ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AMONG CHILDREN ADMITTED IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN PUNJAB

Jatinder Kaur, Prem Lata Prakash, Reena Jairus

Abstract


The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in a tertiary care  hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab with the aim of assessing the knowledge of mothers regarding ARIs and to ascertain the relationship of this knowledge with certain selected demographic variables viz. age of mothers, education of mothers, occupation of mothers ,age of child, gender of child, number of children, birth order of the child, type of family, family income, area of residence, type of house, medium of cooking and source of information. A quantitative approach and non experimental descriptive research design were adopted for the study. 200 mothers were included in the study using purposive sampling technique. A self structured knowledge questionnaire was prepared after extensive review of literature and expert’s opinion, a pilot study was conducted to establish reliability of the outcomes. The data on responses of200 mothers was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that maximum 110(55%) mothers had average knowledge, whereas 90(45%) had good knowledge regarding ARI with highest knowledge in area of management and least knowledge in the area of incidence and prevention. Age, education, and occupation of mothers, age of the child, number of children, family income and source of information had significant relationship with the knowledge of mothers regarding ARIs.

 


Keywords


: Knowledge, Mothers, Acute Respiratory Infections, Child Health Care.

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