Assessment of Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Diaper Rashes in Infants in a Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • G. Prithiba1, K. Priya1, R. Rekha1, R. Rebekahal1, Veena M. Joseph2
Keywords: Diaper rashes, Mothers Knowledge, Infants.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

G. Prithiba1, K. Priya1, R. Rekha1, R. Rebekahal1, Veena M. Joseph2

1III Year B.Sc., Nursing, 2Prof., Guide & Co-investigator, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing Department,
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai,
Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
G. Prithiba1, K. Priya1, R. Rekha1, R. Rebekahal1, Veena M. Joseph2. (2020). Assessment of Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Diaper Rashes in Infants in a Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 58-60. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1062