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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 191) Last page : ( 193)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00044.5

Knowledge Regarding Child Abuse among Parents

Devi Akoijam Mamata1,*, Mrs. Yadav Ritu2

1Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurgaon

2Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurgaon

*Corresponding Author's Email: mamtaais@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge of parents regarding child abuse, to find out the association between the knowledge of parents regarding child abuse with the selected socio-demographic variables, to develop and validate an information booklet regarding child abuse,. The data collection procedure was carried out in the month of April and May 2014. The sample were taken from kheri kalan village, Faridabad. Sample of 100 parents was taken. Variables for age, sex, education, occupation, religion, socio-economic status, partial status, previous source of knowledge were matched. The gathered data was analysed by calculating the mean, percentage, standard deviation, chi square. The pie, and tables were used to present the findings of the study. Findings depicts that Majority of parents (42%) were in age category of 25–30 years, 67% of the parents were female, 46% of parents are educated (senior secondary). Most of the parents 43% had the family income from (20, 000-30, 000), real parents 100% were in parental status, 39% of them have obtained knowledge about child abuse recently from health personnel. 8% parents had good knowledge and 92% parents had average knowledge on child abuse. There is no association between knowledge score when compared to age, sex, occupation, religion, socio-economic status, parental status, previous source of knowledge expect education status. It reveals that maximum demographic variables of the parents do not affected level of knowledge expect education status.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Child Abuse, Parents, Demographic Variables, Health Personnel, Family Income.

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