A Community Based Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Hand Hygiene Practices among Mothers of Under Fives

Authors

  • M. Rajalakshmi1, J. Santhiya1, R. Bhuvaneswari1, R. Kalaivani1, Veena M. Joseph2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1073

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Hand hygiene, Mothers, Under fives.

Abstract

The study aimed at assessing the Knowledge, Attitude and hand hygiene Practices among mothers of under
fives. The study was conducted in a selected community area, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.
A Convenient sampling technique was used to select 109 mothers of under fives. The research tool consisted
of a structured interview schedule to assess the demographic profile of the sample, a structured questionnaires
to assess the knowledge and practice and a structured opinionnaire to assess the attitude of the hand hygiene.
The study findings revealed that nearly 89% of the mothers of under fives had good knowledge on hand
hygiene (>70% knowledge score), while 12% of the mothers had moderate knowledge on hand hygiene
(>30%-70%score).
The study also revealed that 100%of the mothers attitude towards hand hygiene was neutral (>30%-70%
Attitude score).
The study also revealed that 53% of the mothers had good practice of hand hygiene (>70% practice score),
while 47% of the mothers had moderate practice of hand hygiene (>30%-70% practice score).
This study revealed that most of the mothers of under fives had good knowledge on hand hygiene and that
they shared a neutral attitude towards hand hygiene, however hand hygiene practices need to be promoted
as only 53% of the mothers had good hand hygiene practices .

Author Biography

M. Rajalakshmi1, J. Santhiya1, R. Bhuvaneswari1, R. Kalaivani1, Veena M. Joseph2

1IV Year B.Sc. Nursing, 2Prof. Guide & Co-investigator, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing Department,
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education,
Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Published

2020-05-22

How to Cite

M. Rajalakshmi1, J. Santhiya1, R. Bhuvaneswari1, R. Kalaivani1, Veena M. Joseph2. (2020). A Community Based Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Hand Hygiene Practices among Mothers of Under Fives. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 98-102. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1073

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