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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 194) Last page : ( 200)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00042.7

A study to assess the knowledge regarding home remedies of viral fever among mothers at selected community area, Kollam

Ms. Thomas Allana*, Ms. John Alan Mary, Ms. Pascal Alphonsa, Ms. Amala A, Ms. Robin Amitha, Mrs. Sheeja S

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam

*Corresponding Author Email: allanathomas1995@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.

Abstract

The research project undertook was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding home remedies of viral fever among mothers at selected community area, Kollam”. The objectives of the study were; to assess the knowledge regarding home remedies of viral fever among mothers, to find out the association between selected demographic variables and knowledge regarding home remedies of viral fever among mothers at selected community area, Kollam. A quantitative research approach was adopted for the study. It was conducted among 30 mothers at selected areas of Pallithottam, Kollam. The study sample were selected by convenience sampling technique. The tools used for data collection were demographic proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire. The analysis of the data was done based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The major findings of the study were as follows: Out of 30 mothers, 30% were in age group of 20–30, 36.66% of age 31–40, 26.66% of age 41–50 and 6.6% of age above 50. In this study 100% of mothers were Christians.40% of the mothers had education below SSLC, 46.66% had SSLC education, 10% had higher secondary education and 3.33% were post graduates. Among the mothers, 3.33% were private employed,86.66% were unemployed and 10% belonged to the category of others.73.33% of the mothers belonged to nuclear family and 26.66% belonged to joint family. Out of 30 mothers, 10% had good knowledge, 80% had average knowledge and 10% had poor knowledge.

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Keywords

Knowledge, viral fever, Home remedies, Mother.

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