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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 67) Last page : ( 68)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00016.5

Practice of mothers on home management of fever among under five children in selected area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Priya Sharma1,*, Mukesh Kumari2

1Assistant Professor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

2M. Sc Nursing Student, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

*Corresponding Author E-mail: priya00975@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.

Abstract

Background

Suffering from minor ailments is the commonest and frequent episode in childhood experiences. Most of the children consistently suffer from infectious diseases. The main primary symptom in any infection is fever. The majority of the mothers are not aware of the fever control measures. Fever is one of the major markers of an illness and one of the frequently reported causes of under five children's caretakers visits to healthcare facilities.1.

Methods

A quantitative research method was selected. A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The samples for the study were 50 mothers of under five children which were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique.

Results

The results showed that greater percentage 36% of samples are in the age group of 16–22 year. Only 35.3% of the mothers were having good practice on home management of Fever and 64.7% of the mothers were having poor practice on home management of Fever.

Conclusion

The study concluded that very few mothers were having good practice on home management of Fever. Health awareness programme need to be given to Mothers of Under five Children in selected area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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Keywords

ractice, Mothers of Under Five Children, Home Management, Fever.

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