DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20222276
Published: 2022-08-29

A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention and management of acute respiratory infection among mothers of children 0-5 years in selected hospital in Siliguri

Primi Kumar, Paramita Patra, Rima Paul, Moumita Roy, Samina Khatun, Lisa Ghosh, Sohini Dutta, Rajashree Roy, Debalina Sadhu, Afrin Setara, Sayanti Naiya, Sudipa Routh, Sneha Thoki, Sakshi Bomzan, Mousumi Barman

Abstract


Background: In developing countries like India acute respiratory infection (ARI) contributes in child mortality upto 75% and out of 10, 7 deaths are due to ARI. The knowledge of the mothers towards the disease is a significant determinant of child’s health.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study included 100 mothers of children 0-5 years admitted in pediatric ward and postnatal ward in selected hospital Siliguri during the year 2022 in the month of March. Data was collected using structured interview method.

Results: 20% of mothers have good knowledge in prevention and 33% had good knowledge in management of ARI.

Conclusions: As the leading cause of death among children, knowledge assessment about ARI among the mothers is very important, which helps for better understanding of the intensity of the problem.


Keywords


ARI, Knowledge, Children

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