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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 421) Last page : ( 424)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00090.4

An Exploratory study to assess the Knowledge and Practices of mothers Related to eye care of their Children (3–6) years in an urban area of Ludhiana Punjab

Mrs. Sahu Tripti*

Assistant Professor, Govt. College of Nursing, Jagdalpur

*Corresponding Author Email: tripti_hirwani@yahoo.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

The Aim of this study is to explore the knowledge and practices of mothers to eye care of their children (3–6) year and find out the deficit area and finally recommend the concerned health centre to follow up for improvement. An Exploratory research approach was adopted to assess the knowledge and practices of mothers related to eye care of their children (3–6) years; the sample included all 100 mothers of children (3–6) years(n=100). Data was collected by using a self-structured interview Schedule Since there was no standardized tool available. Study was conducted in an urban area of Fieldganj Ludhiana. Result indicated that (4%) mothers had excellent knowledge score (>75%), 36% mothers had average knowledge Score (45–60). The mean knowledge score of mothers was higher (71.33%) in the area of eye hygiene and lower (22.77%) in the area of nutrition for eye. There was moderate positive correlation (r=0.61) between knowledge and safe practices of mothers. There was a negative correlation (r=0.5) between knowledge and unsafe practice. At the time of study it was found that 7% children had blephritis 4%conjunctivitis, 4% visual problems, 3% stye, and 3% squint.

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Keywords

Mothers, knowledge, practice, eye care.

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