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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 196) Last page : ( 204)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00040.X

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Prevention and Management of Diarrhoea among Mothers of Under Five Children in Selected Hospital

Mr. Muniyandi S.1,*, Mrs. Komathi V.2

1Associate Professor and HOD Kasturba Nursing College, Kasturba Health Society, Sevagaram, Wardha, Maharastra

2Assistant Professor, Kasturba Nursing College, Kasturba Health Society, Sevagaram, Wardha, Maharastra

*Corresponding Author Email: mail: muniyandi4u@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.



Gastrointestinal problems are very common in childhood. Diarrhea may occur not only due to spread of infection by parenteral route or from any infectious disease but also related to nutritious factors like over or under nutrition, food allergy and food poisoning, or some drugs.


To assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding prevention and management of diarrhoea.


A quantitative approach with non experimental survey design was used.


The population for the present study was mothers of under five children and the sample for the study is 100 mothers who visited little heart hospital OPD at Mehsana along with their child. They were selected using Non-probability Convenient sampling technique.

Data Collection

Data was collected regarding the demographic variables and their level of knowledge on prevention and management of diarrhoea.


Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge.


The collected data were analysed by descriptive statistics. In the research study 16% Mother had poor knowledge, 74% Mother had average knowledge and 10% Mother had good knowledge.


The present study assessed the knowledge of mothers regarding prevention and management of diarrhoea and result proved that the assumption made by the researchers was nearly correct as mothers have average level of knowledge.



Knowledge, prevention, Management, diarrhoea, mothers, under five children.


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