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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 379) Last page : ( 384)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00078.2

An Exploratory Study to assess the Knowledge and Practices regarding Immunization among mothers of Infants attending Pediatric OPD of Bebe Nanaki Mother and Child Care Centre, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar.

Kaur Gurkirat*

Government College of Nursing (BFUHS), Amritsar, 2017

*Corresponding Author Email: gurkirat1394@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Immunization is very important aspect of a healthy childhood. It is the major key to ensure health of a child and to secure the future health of the child. It is among the foremost responsibility of the parents to get their child immunized. The aim of the present study is to assess the knowledge and practices of mothers of infants regarding immunization. The objectives of the present study are as stated below: 1. To assess the knowledge of immunization among mothers of infants. 2. To assess practices regarding immunization among mothers of infants. 3. To associate findings with selected variables i.e. age, education, occupation, number of children and area of residence. For the assessment and practices regarding immunization among mothers of infants a self-structured questionnaire comprising of 15 questions for assessing knowledge and 10 questions for assessing practices of mothers was used to evaluate knowledge and practices. The results shows that among 50 mothers of infants, the knowledge about immunization was poor among majority of Subjects, while comparing with practices regarding immunization was relatively good in the selected subjects. According to associations with selected demographical variables such as age, education, occupation, number of children and area of residence it was significantly associated with age, education, occupation and area of residence while association was nonsignificant with number of children. The overall findings depict that there was poor knowledge regarding immunization among the mothers of infants attending pediatrics OPD at Bebe Nanaki Mother and Child Care Center, Guru Nanak Hospital, Amritsar. But the scores for practice regarding immunization was quite contrary to the knowledge scores as the majority shows good practices for immunization among the same study subjects.

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Keywords

Assess Knowledge, Immunization, Mother of Infants, Practices, Exploratory study.

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