A Study to Assess the Knowledge of mothers of infants regarding Aspiration Pneumonia in selected pediatric Hospital at Bangalore with a view to develop an Information Booklet
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Aspiration pneumonia is a common cause of mortality and morbidity in infants and young children. This study is mainly focusing on providing of adequate knowledge to mothers of infant regarding aspiration pneumonia. (1) To assess the knowledge of mothers of infants on aspiration pneumonia. (2) To associate the knowledge with selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education of the mother, type of family, number of children, area of Residence, income, source of knowledge. (3) To develop an information booklet.
Quantitative non experimental approach with descriptive survey design was selected for study. 60 mothers of were selected through non-probability convenient sampling. The study included the mothers of infants who have children less than 1 year of age and interested to participate, and available at the time of the study. Based on the objectives of the study, a structured self administered questionnaire was used in order to assess the knowledge of mothers of infants regarding aspiration pneumonia.
Demographic variable shows that maximum, sample belongs 21–25 (48.3%) years of age group, Hindu religion (58%), urban residents (52%), nuclear family (57%), economic status under Rs-10k-20k (93%), having one child (52%), below graduated education (42%), electronic media as a source of information(37%), house wife occupation(62%), first birth order of baby (57%).mothers knowledge regarding aspiration pneumonia is moderate (60%), Association between knowledge scores and demographic is (χ2=17.14, P=0.0002) with Religion of the mother, (χ2=48.42, P<0.0001) Educational status of mother, (χ2=19.37, P=0.0007) Sources of information and (χ2=13.98, P=0.0009) Occupation of mother.
There was significant association between knowledge of mothers regarding aspiration pneumonia and its prevention and demographic variables such as religion educational status of mother, source of information and occupation of mother.
Mothers of infants, Aspiration pneumonia, Knowledge, Develop, Information booklet.