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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 127) Last page : ( 135)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00032.5

Assessment of Childcare Beliefs and Practices in Tribal Population

Rathi M*

Principal, Almas College of Nursing, Puthur Post, Kottakkal, Malappuram-676503, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rathimelethodi@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

A detailed inquiry was conducted on identifying methods to assess childcare beliefs and practices in tribal population with a view to prepare data collection tool for research study entitled “Assessment of infant care practices, conduction and effectiveness evaluation of need based awareness program on infant care among mothers of selected tribal groups.” Taking care of children depends on a variety of factors: the geographical location, religion and culture, socioeconomic status, educational background and the beliefs and values held by the family and its community. The tribal population, isolated geographically and socially are assumed to have distinct lifestyle practices, including childcare. Focus Group Discussion Semi Structured Interview and Structured Direct Observation are identified to be the best methods to assess their child care practices. This assessment in turn will throw light on selecting interventions to promote child health and productivity.

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Keywords

Assessment, Childcare, Beliefs and practices, Tribes, Focus Group Discussion, Semi Structured Interview, Structured Direct Observation.

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