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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 492) Last page : ( 494)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00108.8

A Descriptive study to assess the practice of home remedies for common cold among the mothers of under five children in selected rural area

Percis S*

Assistant Professor, P P Savani University, Surat, Gujarat, India

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

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Background of the Study

India has a large living tradition in natural products. Nature has contributed significantly to the health of millions in our subcontinent and outside. WHO estimates that 4/5th of the world’s population uses nature for a substantial part of its medicinal and health requirements1.

Objectives

1. To assess the practice of home remedies for common cold among the mothers of under five children 2. To find the association between practice and demographic variables among the mothers of under five children.

Methodology

The study is a quantitative approach and cross sectional research design was adopted for this study. Non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to this study. In the present study the sample size was 60 under five children’s mother. Data were collected using standardized survey tool from the mothers of under five children prepared by the investigator. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results

This study findings show that majority (66.78%) had not practicing home remedies for common cold and least mothers of under five children (33.22%) were practicing home remedies. And also the practice for common cold were followed by Management of common cold 87.50%, Personal and hand Hygiene 68.25% and Food practice 55.13%.

Conclusion

The finding of the study shows that the least mothers of under five children were practicing the home remedies for common cold and the majority of them were practicing pharmacological management for common cold.

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Keywords

Common cold, Mothers of Under five children, Home Remedies.

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