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Effectiveness of STP on Knowledge regarding Diarrhoea among Mother's of Under Five Children in Selected Area, Namakkal, Tamilnadu

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)

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Page : 958-961

Keywords : Underfive children; STP on diarrhea; Mothers of underfive children; Knowledge regarding Diarrhea;

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Protecting the health and development of children is a long term contribution to the growth and development of the country as a whole. Diarrhoea is the second most common cause of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years old worldwide, following acute respiratory tract infection. The research approach adopted for the study was quantitative research approach and one group pre test post test design. Conducted at MGR nagar, Kumarapalyam among 60 mothers of under five children were selected by non probability purposive sampling technique, The "t" value was computed to compare the pretest and posttest level of knowledge regarding diarrhoea among samples. The calculated "t" value 18.791 was highly significant than the table value 2.05 at 0.05 level of significance. So the researcher accepted the research hypothesis and rejected null hypothesis, so it was proved that there was significant relationship between pre and post test knowledge score. There was no association between pre - test and post test score of samples with selected demographic variables such as age of the child, religion, mother?s education, mother's occupation, family income, type of family and mode of information. For the area of residency, the chi square value can't be computed due to all the sample values were constant i. e. they are residing a rural slum area. Implementing new methods to increase community?s awareness and screening to detect the early symptoms of diarrhoea and its management would be a contributing factor to decrease the number of cases.

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