A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Protein Energy Malnutrition among Mothers of Under Five Children in Selected Areas at Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
Keywords:Assess, Knowledge, protein energy malnutrition, mothers of under five children.
A descriptive study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge on protein energy malnutrition among
mothers of under five children in selected areas at Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. The objectives of
the study was to assess the level of knowledge on protein energy malnutrition among mothers of under five
children and to associate the knowledge on protein energy malnutrition with demographic variables.
Research approach for the present study was a quantitative descriptive approach. Quasi Experimental design
seems to be the most appropriate design for this study. The study was conducted at Paiyanoor village,
Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. Mother of under-five children in the age group of five years residing
in Paiyanoor Village, Kanchipuram and The participants of the study were selected by purposive sampling
technique. The data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics like
frequency, percentage and mean.
Chi-square test was used to find out the association between the risk factors and selected personal information
sheet of the mothers of under-five. The findings shows that the majority (20%) of the mothers of underfive
children having adequate knowledge. The majority (63%) of mothers of under-five having moderate
knowledge. The majority (17%) of mothers of under-five having inadequate knowledge.