Awareness of Vitamin A Supplementation Among Mothers of Under-five Children in Selected Urban and Rural Areas

Susan, Celastin and Shashidhara, YN and Kurian, NamiRia (2014) Awareness of Vitamin A Supplementation Among Mothers of Under-five Children in Selected Urban and Rural Areas. International Journal Of Scientific Research, 3 (12). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

Introduction :Vitamin A supplementation is one of the effective strategy to prevent Vitamin A deficiency among under-five children. Public healths sectors are actively participating in implementation of this National Health programme, where as majority of under-five mothers are not aware of this scheme. Objectives: • toassess the awareness regarding Vitamin A supplementation among mothers of under-five children in urban and rural areas, • to compare the awareness of mothers regarding Vitamin A supplementation in urban and rural areas, • tofind the association between awareness regarding Vitamin A supplementation and selected demographic variables. Materials and Methods: A descriptive comparative design was used to compare the awareness of Vitamin A supplementation among mothers of under-five children in selected urban and rural areas by administering structured knowledge questionnaire. SPSS 16.0 software was used for data analysis. Results:It is found in the study that there is no significant difference in the mean (p>0.05) awareness scores of Vitamin A supplementation in urban and rural areas and awareness was found more in rural area. There is significant association between awareness and selected variable like aware about Vitamin A supplementation (x2=17.43, p<0.05). Conclusion: Educating public regarding Government facility and its utilization is important strategy to raise awareness as well as improve the effectiveness of the programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitamin A supplementation; Under-five children; Vitamin A deficiency.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2014 09:56
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 09:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141400

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