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Inventi Impact - Neonatal & Pediatric Nursing

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  • Inventi:hnp/17801/15
    KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS REGARDING MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN
    Meena Kumari Bimal*, Kiranjit Kaur, Lovepreet Kaur, Mandish Kaur, Manpreet Kaur

    Under-five children form a bulk number of demographic force. They are the future of the nation. Nearly 177 million babies are malnourished around the world. Malnutrition is responsible for nearly 45% of deaths in under-five children. Mothers can play vital role to save these babies. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding malnutrition among children (0-5 years) of Malerkotla, Punjab. A total of 100 mothers were selected with purposive sampling technique. Self structured questionnaire was implemented to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding malnutrition among children (0-5 years). Results showed that 92% of mothers had good knowledge, 7% of mothers had average knowledge and only 1% had very good knowledge regarding malnutrition among children (0-5 years). The knowledge of mothers regarding malnutrition among children (0-5 years) showed statistical no significant relationship with selected variables i.e. age, religion, type of family, education, occupation and family income at p<0.05 level of significance. The study concluded that mothers had good knowledge regarding malnutrition among children (0-5 years).

    How to Cite this Article
    Meena Kumari Bimal, Kiranjit Kaur, Lovepreet Kaur et al. Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Malnutrition among Children. Inventi Impact: Neonatal & Pediatric Nursing, 2016(1):13-16, 2016.
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