A Study to Identify the Knowledge and Utilization of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Services Among Women in Udupi District, Karnataka

Preethy, Jawahar and Navaneetha, M and Ansuya, * (2011) A Study to Identify the Knowledge and Utilization of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Services Among Women in Udupi District, Karnataka. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (2). pp. 79-82. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Objective:To study the knowledge and utilization of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) services among women. Study Design Descriptive survey. Material and Methods:A sample size of 225 women from Udupi. Statistical Analysis Used:Frequency and percentage to describe sample characteristics, knowledge level and utilization of ICDS services. Chi-square test to find the association between knowledge and selected variables. Results:Out of 225 women 49.3% had average knowledge and 46.7% with poor knowledge regarding ICDS. Among pregnant women there was 74.1% utilization of supplementary nutrition and 7.4% utilization of immunization. Among lactating mothers there was 76.2% utilization of supplementary nutrition, 4.8% utilization of health education. Mothers having children revealed that, there was 71.1% utilization of supplementary nutrition, 58.3% utilization of health checkup, 69.3% utilization of non-formal preschool education, 26.7% full and 50.5% partial utilization of immunization services. The main reason for not utilizing ICDS services were due to household work (43%), distance from anganwadi (40%) and due to lack of awareness (13%). Conclusion:Accurate information and encouragement from health personnel will further help to improve the knowledge and utilization of ICDS services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, utilization, health checkup, supplementary nutrition, preschool education, immunization, health education.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2012 11:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77770

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