A Descriptive Study To Asssess The Level of Knowledge Regarding Weaning Practice Among Mothers of Under Five Children in Poonchari Village, Kancheepuram District,Tamilnadu, India

G.Sivambika, S.Ajitha, Dr.L.Lakshmi, Dr.V.Malathi

Abstract


Weaning an infant from breast-feeding to complementary food is a common practice followed, which plays a vital role in the child’s milestones for growth and development. Child’s mother needs to know the right practice about weaning and should have adequate knowledge about various weaning practices to improve child health and to prevent various diseases. Hence we carried out a descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge on weaning practice among the mothers of under five children in pooncheri village, Kanchepuram district, Tamilnadu, India. with the objectives: 1) To assess the level of knowledge on weaning practice among mothers of under five children, 2) To associate the level of knowledge on weaning practice among mothers of under five children with selected demographic . Non-experimental, descriptive study was conducted with sample 50 mothers of under five children. Findings revealed that the number of mothers of   under five children having moderate knowledge was 28(56%), Inadequate knowledge was 14(28%) and adequate knowledge was 8(16%). The mean value of the adequate knowledge of under five mothers is (17.25) and standard deviation(SD) (1.09), Moderate knowledge of under five mothers is (12.03) and standard deviation (SD) (1.14) and The Mean value of Inadequate knowledge of under five mothers is (7.85) and standard deviation (SD) (2.1). Overall Mean knowledge aspect of mothers found to be (11.7) and Mean% (23.4%) with standard deviation (SD) (3.36). The maximum score of the knowledge was   moderate level 28(56%).  


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