A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Constipation among the Mothers of Infants Attending S.V.R.R.G.G.H, Tirupati, with a View to Develop an Information Booklet
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A descriptive design was conducted to assess the knowledge and knowledge on practice regarding constipation of infants among the selected mothers at S.V.R.R.G.G.H, Tirupati. Quantitative approach with non experimental research design was adopted for the study. 100 mothers of infants were selected by using non probability convenient sampling technique and assessed their knowledge by using structured questionnaire. Information booklet was provided regarding prevention of constipation among infants.
The results shows that out of 100 mothers of the infants, 28% (28) have inadequate, 70% (70) have moderate and 2% (2) have adequate level of knowledge on constipation. There was a statistically significant association exists between the levels of knowledge on constipation with the age of the infant, age of the mother, education of the mother and the father, occupation of the father, family income per month, diet of the mother, diet of the infant and the type of stool passed by the infant at p<0.01 level, and knowledge on practices regarding prevention of constipation among mothers with the age of the infant, age of the mother, religion, education of the mother and the father, occupation of the mother and father, caretaker of the infant, family income per month, place of residence, diet of the infant and the type of stool passed by the infant at p<0.01 level, gender of the infant, type of the family and diet of the mother at p<0.05 level.