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Awareness among mothers on acute respiratory tract infections in under five children at north Gujarat, India



B. Mahalakshmi1, Patel Nidhi Bharatbhai1, N. Sivasubramanian1,*, G. Ramalakshmi2, Navneetha KrishnanA1, Patel Divyankakumari Navinbhai1



1Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India.; 2College of Nursing, S.G.R.R University, Dehradun, Uttarkhand-248001,India; Corresponding Author*



B. Mahalakshmi - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Patel Nidhi Bharatbhai - E-mail: patelnidhi325@gmail.com

N. Sivasubramanian - E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Navneetha Krishnan A - E-mail: Krish.navneeth@gmail.com

G. Ramalakshmi - E-mail: dean.s.n@sgrru.ac.in

Patel Divyankakumari Navinbhai- E-mail: divyankapatel3931@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received June 1, 2023; Revised June 30, 2023; Accepted June 30, 2023, Published June 30, 2023



Acute respiratory infections (ARI) account for 14.3% of new born mortality and 15.9% of death among children aged 1 to 5 in India, making them significant contributors to morbidity and mortality in children. However, the bulk of these fatalities would be avoided if mothers were aware of the symptoms and signs of infections so that prompt referrals could be made. The goal of the current study was to gauge mothers of children under the age of five's knowledge of ARI and examine how well an education programme did in raising that knowledge. The information was gathered from 60 mothers of young children under the age of five in different areas around Gujarat State in  India. The pre-intervention-post-test methodology was used. The mean pre-test observation score was 8.51, the mean post-test score was 19.31, and the mean difference was 11. There were 60 samples; the pre-test and post-test scores had standard deviations of 4.59 and 2.54, respectively. The calculated "t" value was also 17.29, the DF was 59, and the table value of "t" was 1.67. These findings demonstrate that the educational programme on ARI was successful in increasing the mother's knowledge.



Acute respiratory infections, awareness, mothers, under five children



Mahalakshmi et al. Bioinformation 19(6): 713-715 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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