Effectiveness of awareness programme on prevention and management of diaper dermatitis among mothers of children of age 0 to 1 year

Maya, KS and Pai, SM and D'Souza, Anjaline (2015) Effectiveness of awareness programme on prevention and management of diaper dermatitis among mothers of children of age 0 to 1 year. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 5 (3). pp. 77-81. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

The prevalence of diaper dermatitis in India is 4-35 % in the first 2 years of life. The incidence triples in babies with diarrhoea. A pre experimental study was conducted among the mothers of infants to determine the effectiveness of awareness programme on prevention andmanagement of diaper dermatitis. The studywas conducted in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India, among 42 mothers of children of age 0 to 1 year. The sampleswere selected through purposive sampling. Initially the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on prevention and management of diaper dermatitis were assessed by administering a structured questionnaire to mothers. Awareness programmeswas given on the second day and on 8 day a posttestwas carried out and a significant improvement in knowledge(t=13.813, p=0.02),attitude(t=8.34, p=0.01) and practice(t=11.32, p=0.01)were identified. The study findings showed that the awareness programme was effective in increasing the knowledge, attitude and practice on prevention andmanagement of diaper dermatitisamong themothers of infants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diaper dermatitis; awareness programme; knowledge.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 09:03
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 09:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144646

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