Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 398-403
Mothers’ Attitude Towards Childhood Diarrhea Management and Prevention in Under Five Children in Fenote Selam Town, West Gojjam, Amhara, Northwest Ethiopia
Desalegne Amare, Nursing Department, Medicine and Health Science Collage, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
Getachew Mullu, Midwifery Department, Medicine and Health Science Collage, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopi
Received: Mar. 6, 2015;       Accepted: Mar. 24, 2015;       Published: May 13, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150303.25      View  7428      Downloads  312
Abstract
Introduction: Global deaths of children aged less than five years from diarrhea have been estimated, resulting in about 800 000 fatalities worldwide annually, most occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. More than 80% of these deaths occur in Asia and Africa (46% in Africa alone). Objective: The aim of this study was to assess attitude of mothers towards diarrhea management and prevention in under five children, in Fenote Selam Town, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014. Methods: Community based Cross-sectional study was conducted from April-May 2014. The sample size was 846. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select sampling kebeles. Simple random sampling technique was used to select study units. Pretest was done in none sampling kebeles. Data were entered into Epi-info (version 3.5.1) statistical software package and then exported to SPSS software package version 16.0 for further analysis. Results: A total of 830 mothers were participated in the study. Overall, 416(50.1%) of mothers had favorable attitude. Of these, 337 (40.6%) of mothers had favorable attitude towards ORS usage and 192(23.1%) of mothers had favorable attitude towards immunization to prevent diarrhea. Conclusion: Overall, half of mothers of the Fenote Selam community had unfavorable attitude towards diarrhea management and prevention.
Keywords
Attitude, Prevention, ORS, Under Five Children, Mother, Diarrhea, Management
To cite this article
Desalegne Amare, Getachew Mullu, Mothers’ Attitude Towards Childhood Diarrhea Management and Prevention in Under Five Children in Fenote Selam Town, West Gojjam, Amhara, Northwest Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 398-403. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150303.25
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