B Ganga Bhavani*
Principal, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visva Vidyalayam, Women’s University, Tirupathi, Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: B Ganga Bhavani, Principal, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visva Vidyalayam, Women’s University, Tirupathi, Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Received: August 13, 2021; Published: September 24, 2021
Citation: B Ganga Bhavani. “A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers Regarding Nutritional Needs and Health of Under- Five Children in Tirupathi". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.10 (2021): 15-20.
A study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding nutritional needs and health of under- five children in Tirupathi is conducted on 100 mothers in Tirupathi, with the objectives to find out the knowledge, attitude and practices of under- five children’s mothers regarding nutritional needs, growth and development, immunization and nutrition during illness; and the relationship between demographical variable and independent variable.
Results of the study shows that mothers have adequate knowledge regarding immunization, growth and development of children, good practices and fair attitude. But the knowledge scores regarding nutritional needs in general and during ill ness are very low.
Mothers have scanty knowledge regarding childhood nutritional deficiencies. There is no association between independent variables like age, family, income and occupation, but observed an association between mother’s education level and knowledge regarding nutrition and health of under five -children.
Conclusion: From the above study, we could recommend that the mothers should educate regarding nutritional deficiencies and nutritional supplementation to improve the health of under -five children.
Keywords: Nutrition; Health; Under Five Children; Mothers; Knowledge; Attitude; Practices
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