Assessment of Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Diaper Rashes in Infants in a Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
The study aimed at assessing the knowledge of mothers on diaper rashes a descriptive research design. The
sample size consisted of 144 mothers. A Convenient Sampling was used for selecting the mothers. The
Sampling criteria included the mothers of infants in the age group of 0 to 1 years of age. The demographic
profile of the mother was assessed using a structured interview. A self-administered Questionnaire was used
to assess mothers knowledge regarding diaper rashes. Data were analyzed using Descriptive analysis and
Pearson Chi-Square analysis.
The study findings revealed that nearly 70% mothers had inadequate knowledge, 28% mothers had moderate
knowledge, 2% mothers had adequate knowledge regarding diaper rashes in infants in rural community.
A statistically significant association was found between mother’s knowledge and number of children,
educational status, occupational status, usage of diapers and source of information at p > 0.005.
The study helped to conclude that mothers have inadequate knowledge on diaper rashes.