Immunization of Children in a Rural Area of North Kashmir, India: A KAP Study.

Hamid, S and Andrabi, SAH and Fazli, A and Jabeen, R (2012) Immunization of Children in a Rural Area of North Kashmir, India: A KAP Study. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Background: Knowledge, attitude and practices about immunization among mothers of children aged 1-2 years was assessed. Method: 300 mothers were administered a semi-structured questionnaire at PHC Hajan from 1st march to 1st may 2011 to elicit the information about the knowledge, attitude and practices of the mothers regarding immunization. Results: 100% of mothers knew that vaccination is beneficial and protects their children from diseases. 39% knew OPV protects from polio while only 1% were aware of protective role of BCG. All mothers knew about immunization in pregnancy but 86% were unaware about its preventive role. 26% mothers believed that 3 doses of T.T (tetanus toxoid) are to be given during pregnancy. Whereas 98% of children were completely immunized, 93% completed on schedule. Eighty percent of mothers reported of fever following DPT. All mothers had received tetanus toxoid during pregnancy. Conclusion: Considering mothers' poor knowledge and good attitude, health education on immunization is emphasized to improve their practices.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Mothers; Knowledge; Attitude; Practices; Immunization; Children
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8875
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:04
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:04

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