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Assess the Knowledge Regarding Importance of Micronutrients Among Mothers of Under Five Children in a Selected Hospital, Thrissur With a View to Prepare an Information Booklet


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1 Vice Principal, HOD, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
2 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
3 Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
     

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Micronutrients deficiency is one of the major problem commonly seen in children below 5 years of age. The present descriptive study focuses on assessing the level of knowledge regarding importance of micronutrients among mothers of under five children in a selected hospital, Thrissur with a view to prepare an information booklet. The study also aimed, to associate the level of knowledge regarding the importance of micronutrients among mothers of under five children with selected demographic variables. This study was conducted among 60 mothers, who were selected by convenience sampling technique, by using a structured knowledge questionnaire regarding importance of micronutrients. Following that the investigators prepared and distributed an information booklet regarding the importance of micronutrients. The findings revealed that 40(70%) of mothers possessed moderate knowledge, whereas 17(25%) had inadequate knowledge and 3(5%) of the mothers had adequate knowledge regarding the importance of micronutrients among under five children. The analysis showed that there is no association between level of knowledge of mothers regarding the importance of micronutrients among under five children with their selected demographic variables.

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Mother’s of Under-Five Children, Micronutrients, Knowledge, Information Booklet.
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Nandini M.
Vice Principal, HOD, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Divya T. N.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Adeena Marry Job
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Amala P. Simon
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Anet Anto
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Anjali N. P.
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Athira Rajesh
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Jisna Babu
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Melby K. M.
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India
Nivya K. B.
Final Year Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, India

Abstract


Micronutrients deficiency is one of the major problem commonly seen in children below 5 years of age. The present descriptive study focuses on assessing the level of knowledge regarding importance of micronutrients among mothers of under five children in a selected hospital, Thrissur with a view to prepare an information booklet. The study also aimed, to associate the level of knowledge regarding the importance of micronutrients among mothers of under five children with selected demographic variables. This study was conducted among 60 mothers, who were selected by convenience sampling technique, by using a structured knowledge questionnaire regarding importance of micronutrients. Following that the investigators prepared and distributed an information booklet regarding the importance of micronutrients. The findings revealed that 40(70%) of mothers possessed moderate knowledge, whereas 17(25%) had inadequate knowledge and 3(5%) of the mothers had adequate knowledge regarding the importance of micronutrients among under five children. The analysis showed that there is no association between level of knowledge of mothers regarding the importance of micronutrients among under five children with their selected demographic variables.

Keywords


Mother’s of Under-Five Children, Micronutrients, Knowledge, Information Booklet.

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