Mothers’ Knowledge On Nutritional Deficiency Disorders In Children: A Descriptive Survey

Rajan, Angela and Pai, Mamatha S and Margaret, Binu E (2015) Mothers’ Knowledge On Nutritional Deficiency Disorders In Children: A Descriptive Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Research, 1 (24). pp. 48-52. ISSN 2320-5504

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Abstract

A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge on nutritional deficiency disorders among 200 mothers in selected villages under Rural Maternity and Child Welfare (RMCW) centres of KMC, Manipal.Demographic proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire were used to collect the data. Simple random sampling was used for the selection of setting and purposive sampling was used for the selection of samples.The findings of the study showed that, majority of the mothers 130 (65%) had average knowledge, 60 (30%) possessed poor knowledge and remaining 10 (5%) had good knowledge on nutritional deficiency disorders. The study also found that the knowledge of mothers on selected nutritional deficiency disorders in children was associated with the demographic variables like education, occupation and monthly income.Hence the findings of the present study indicate the need for appropriate interventions to empower the mothers on nutritional deficiency disorders in children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; nutritional deficiency disorders; mothers; Iron deficiency anemia; protein energy malnutrition; vitamin A deficiency disorder; iodine deficiency disorder.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 09:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142258

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