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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF MOTHER’S KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ABOUT DIARRHEA AND ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY (ORT) IN UNDER-FIVE CHILDREN IN AN URBAN SLUM OF WESTERN UTTAR PRADESH

Dr. Nitin Tiwari*, Devendra Kumar and Bhawna

ABSTRACT

Background: A mother occupies pivotal role in relation to health of the family, especially for young children. If mother is having significant health awareness, will take the responsibility of increasing the family health, which facilitates high standards of living. Sufficient awareness and proper health seeking practices among the mothers lessens the mortality and morbidity of under-five children. Methods: Community-based observational cross-sectional study was conducted using self-designed pretested semi-structured questionnaire for data collection. A door to door survey was conducted among these families and mothers of under-five children, in each of family were interviewed. Results: Table 5.7.1 shows that, out of 282 mothers, 203(71.99%) mothers had knowledge about the HBS/SSS and its use during diarrhea while 79(28.01%) were not aware about HBS/SSS. Significant association was found with Mother’s knowledge of ORS & diarrhea among under-five children. Lack of knowledge of ORS has more than twice higher odds of diarrhea among children. Conclusion: The caregivers must also be informed about the danger signs of diarrhea and when its needed to visit healthcare faculties for management. This adds on the importance of educating and reinforcing the practices of preparation of sugar salt solutions among mothers.

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