MOTHER’S KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS REVISED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE AT RURAL AREA
1Swati Astik Ingale, Mayuri Vijay More, Dr Mahadeo Shinde
Mothers are the first care providers of their children. One of the ways to achieve reduction of underfive mortality is to educate the mothers on matters pertaining to child care. Immunization is a most cost effectiveness health interventions known to the mankind Study objectives were to assess the knowledge regarding revised immunization schedule and find the association between pre-test knowledge score. Methods: descriptive study was conducted at primary health centre, Non-probability Purposive sampling technique was used for selecting 30 mothers of under five children. Data was collected with structured questionnaire Data was analyzed by using SPSS software. Result: Maximum number 18 (60%) mothers belong to the age group of 18 to 24 years, Majority of mothers 12(40%) studied up to secondary education, 27(90%) mothers were housewife, 23(77%) were Hindu, 18(60%) belongs to joint family, 13(44%) of mothers had monthly income of Rs 6000 to 10000 and 24(80%) received information from health professional like doctors and Nurses.it shows that Out of 30 mothers 18(60%) had inadequate knowledge, the mean knowledge score was 17.4 ±3.54. The result shows that there was no any association found between the knowledge of mothers regarding revised national immunization schedule programme with selective demographic variables.Conclusion: : Based on the result of the present study concluded that knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding revised national immunization programme was inadequate level of knowledge; So there is a need to provide proper information about revised immunization schedule to the mothers.
Immunization Schedule, Children, Knowledge.