Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Knowledge of Home-Based Management of Diarrhea in Under Five Children in Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia

Yonas Biratu Terfa*, Ebissa Bayana Kabeda and Aduugna Olani Akuma

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University Institute of Health Science, Jimma, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Yonas Biratu Terfa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University Institute of Health Science, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Received: July 10, 2021; Published: July 20, 2021


Introduction: Diarrhea is the second leading cause of morbidity and death in children under 5 years of age worldwide, especially in growing countries. knowledge regarding causes of diarrhea at household is a key way to reducing mortality and morbidity. Thus, is why this study is important.

Objective: To assess knowledge of home-based management diarrhea among mothers’ givers in under five children in Bacho Bore kebele, Jimma town, South west Ethiopia, 2019.

Method: A community based cross-sectional study was employed at bacho bore kebele from May 1 - June 1, 2019. Data was collected using structured questionnaire interviewer administered tool by using systematic sampling technique. The data were entered in to computer by using Epi Data version 3.1 and transferred to statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship between outcome variable and independent variables.

Results: Among 378 samples population, only 352 participants were participated which yield response rate of 93.2%. Only 56.5% of respondents knew home based management of diarrhea, more specifically 52.3% and 67.9% had knowledge of causes of diarrhea, and signs and symptom respectively. Occupation, and family size are significantly associated with women’s knowledge of home-based management of diarrhea at a P value less than 0.05.

Conclusion and Recommendation: Just more than half (56.5%) of women are knowledgeable about home-based management of diarrhea. Occupation, and family size are significantly associated with women’s knowledge of home-based management of diarrhea. Efforts should be made to disseminate information on under five diarrheas through using media to enhance women’s knowledge of diarrhea management.

Keywords: Knowledge; Mothers; Home-Based Management; Diarrhea; Under-Five Children


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Citation: Yonas Biratu Terfa., et al. “Knowledge of Home-Based Management of Diarrhea in Under Five Children in Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.8 (2021): 31-37.


Copyright: © 2021 Yonas Biratu Terfa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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