Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers of hospitalized children in surgical ward

Pai, Mamatha S and Kumar, Vijay and Prabhu, Santhosh P and Sundeep, PT (2015) Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers of hospitalized children in surgical ward. International Journal of Current Research, 7 (9). pp. 20676-20679. ISSN 0975-833X

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Abstract

The study was a descriptive analysis of the socio-demographic characteristics carried out at a paediatric surgical unit of Kasturba Hospital Manipal. Objective: The objective of the study is to describe the socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers of children admitted for surgery in the paediatric surgery ward. Methods: Participants of this study were 120 mothers selected using purposive sampling. Data were collected using a socio-demographic questionnaire and family support rating scale. Result: Mother’s age ranged from 19 to 42 years with mean of 27.23 years. The age of marriage for the girls is 18 years and by 35 years all women would have got married and has had one or two children. Most of the mothers had high family support were from lower socio economic status. Conclusion: Understanding the socio-demographic characteristics will help in communication with the mothers when their children are admitted in the hospital.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Socio-demographic; mothers; hospitalized children; paediatric surgery; South India.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatric Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144366

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