This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-2, 2021
Area
Health
Author
Glory Lilly Christy R., Dr. Vijayalakshmi K., Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Nesa Sathya Satchi
Org/Univ
Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Pub. Date
16 March, 2021
Paper ID
V7I2-1189
Publisher
Keywords
Children, Immunization, Knowledge, Mothers

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Glory Lilly Christy R., Dr. Vijayalakshmi K., Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Nesa Sathya Satchi. Study of knowledge of mothers on immunization of children and its associated factors in Chennai, India, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Glory Lilly Christy R., Dr. Vijayalakshmi K., Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Nesa Sathya Satchi (2021). Study of knowledge of mothers on immunization of children and its associated factors in Chennai, India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(2) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Glory Lilly Christy R., Dr. Vijayalakshmi K., Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Nesa Sathya Satchi. "Study of knowledge of mothers on immunization of children and its associated factors in Chennai, India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.2 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Immunization is one of the most effective and cost-effective ways to protect children’s lives and futures. Knowledge of mothers on immunization plays a major role in the immunization of the children. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers on immunization of the children. This was a cross-sectional study, conducted among 120 mothers who were selected using the purposive sampling technique, in 2020 in Chennai, India. Mothers having children below the age of 5 years were included in the study. Data were collected by interviews at their homes using a pretested, predetermined, and structured questionnaire. Data is entered in Excel and analyzed in SPSS 20 using appropriate descriptive ( f, %, Mean, and SD) and inferential statistics ( t-test, ANOVA, and chi-square test). The mean knowledge score on immunization was 10.75/20. The majority of the mothers had moderately adequate knowledge (63.3%), followed by inadequate knowledge (30%), and only 6.7% of them had adequate knowledge. Regarding immunization coverage, the majority of the children were fully immunized in time (74.2%), followed by delayed immunization (15.8%) and only 10% were non-immunized. Mothers’ knowledge on immunization status was significantly associated with residence ( Living area, t= 2.13, p=0.035) and educational status of the mothers ( F= 0.0979, p= 0.379). Collected data is entered in Excel and analyzed in SPSS 20 using appropriate descriptive ( f, %, Mean, and SD) and inferential statistics ( t-test, ANOVA, and chi-square test). Educating mothers about immunization focusing on its benefits and cost-effectiveness using various strategies should be planned to increase the mothers’ knowledge on immunization and immunization coverage.
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