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A Study To Assess The Knowledge Of Mothers Regarding Weaning Among Children 6 Months To 2 Years Of Age In Selected Rural Areas Of Punjab India


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Keywords : Knowledge Weaning among children 6 months to 2 years;

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Mother is the significant person during infancy and she is mainly responsible for maintenance of nutrition and for the promotion of health during this period. First six months of pregnancy depends upon breast feeding and second half of the infancy is the important period to become accustomed with the family diet. The conceptual framework chosen for the study was based on Dorothy Orems Model of Self Care Deficit 1991. In this study a non experimental research design was used. A self structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess mothers knowledge regarding weaning. The data was collected from 100 mothers of children 6 months to 2 years of age with purposive sampling technique from rural areas of Punjab. The results of the study shown that 40 mothers had excellent knowledge and 12 mothers had poor knowledge. Among mothers of children 6 months 2 years the highest mean percentage score of weaning were found highest in supplementary diet 76.5 and least in weaning diet46.5the relationship of knowledge of mothers regarding weaning with demographic variables. Were tested and found significant with age of mother and dietary pattern at p0.05 where as the other variables were found non significant at p0.05. The main purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding weaning. Formal and informal teaching should be conducted by health professionals for promoting knowledge of the mothers.

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