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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings

Sonika Sangra, Nida Nowreen.

Abstract
Background: Nutrition of the under-five children is of greatest importance because the foundation of our lifetime health, strength, intelligence, and vitality is laid during this period. Our country faces the burden of diseases in which nutritional deficiencies are the most common. The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. Knowledge of mothers has an important role in the maintenance of nutritional status of the children. For this mother has to be made more aware about feeding practices of children and other health-care practices.

Objective: This study was undertaken with an aim to evaluate knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children and prevention of malnutrition.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional community-based study was conducted among 300 mothers with under-five children. A structured questionnaire based on KAP survey guidelines, previous studies, but relevant to local context was developed. The KAP questionnaire comprised three parts which assessed the KAP regarding nutrition of under-five children and prevention of malnutrition.

Results: A total of 300 mothers were enrolled in the study. Majority of mothers had fair to good KAP regarding nutrition of under-five children and prevention of malnutrition.

Conclusion: Adequate knowledge of mothers regarding dietary patterns of under-five children will enhance the attitude and practice to prevent malnutrition.

Key words: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Dietary Practices; Under-five Children


 
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Sangra S, Nowreen N. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(5): 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019


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Sangra S, Nowreen N. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(5): 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra S, Nowreen N. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited May 26, 2019]; 8(5): 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra, S. & Nowreen, . N. (2019) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (5), 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra, Sonika, and Nida Nowreen. 2019. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (5), 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra, Sonika, and Nida Nowreen. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra, Sonika, and Nida Nowreen. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.5 (2019), 392-394. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019



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Sangra, S. & Nowreen, . N. (2019) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of mothers regarding nutrition of under-five children: A cross-sectional study in rural settings. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (5), 392-394. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0306126032019





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