A Community Based Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Hand Hygiene Practices among Mothers of Under Fives
Keywords:Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Hand hygiene, Mothers, Under fives.
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
The study also revealed that 100%of the mothers attitude towards hand hygiene was neutral (>30%-70%
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 .