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2. Knowledge and Practices of Mothers regarding Acute Respiratory Infection having Children Below 5 Years of Age Visiting Pediatric Outpatient Department Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur

Aaqib Javed1, Amna Siddique2, and Tahira Iftikhar Kanju3

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective: The aim of study was to assess the knowledge and practices of mothers regarding ARI having children below 5 years of age, attending Pediatric outpatient department, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. Study Design: Descriptive / cross sectional study

 

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted in Pediatric outpatient Department, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from 13 May 2016 to 13 June 2016.

 

Materials and Methods: The data was collected through a pre-formed questionnaire about knowledge of mothers regarding episodes and symptoms of ARI while last portion was about practices of mothers regarding treatment of ARI. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS 13. All result was presented in ercentages and in frequencies.

 

Results: In this study 100 mothers were included, out of which 10% had                   r knowledge, 72% were having

 

satisfactory knowledge while 18% had good knowledge regarding ARI. Out f 100 mothers 23% had poor practices, 36% had satisfactory practices and 41 % had good practices regarding ARI.

 

Conclusion: The study reveals that most of the mother had satisfactory of good knowledge about ARI. Half of the mothers know all the dangerous symptoms of ARI. However, only half of the mothers had good practices regarding ARI. Utilization of health services was moderate.

 

Key Words: Mothers; Knowledge; Practices; Symptoms

 

Citation of article: Javed A, Siddique A, Ka ju TI. K owledge and Practices of Mothers regarding Acute Respiratory Infection having Children Bel w 5 Years of Age Visiting Pediatric Outpatient Department Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur. Med F rum 2016;27(9):6-8.