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Aigbe Desmond Amadin

Aigbe Desmond Amadin

Men in Nursing Assembly, Nigeria

Title: Knowledge attitude and practice of home management of childhood diarrhea by mothers

Biography

Biography: Aigbe Desmond Amadin

Abstract

Home management of diarrhea is the hallmark of control of diarrhea disease in children which aim to increase the correct use
of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) by mothers, so mothers play a great role in the reducing the morbidity and mortality of
children. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers in the management, recognition,
and prevention of childhood diarrhea and take into cognizance the barriers to it management. The study was done using a
descriptive design. 127 respondents (women) were selected from the community using convenient sampling technique while
data collected was with aid of a questionnaire. The mothers were knowledgeable about diarrhea; 117 (94.2%) have heard of
diarrhea before: while 3 (5.8%) have not. Among those who have heard about diarrhea, majority, 98 (81.7%) rely on ORS
for managing diarrhea in their child while 22 (18.3%) do not use ORS. Inferential statistics (chi-square test) showed that
significant relationship existed between the knowledge of mothers and their practice towards the prevention, recognition and
management of childhood diarrhea. Recommendations were made on the need to improve mother’s knowledge of childhood
diarrhea and it management.