attempt to find out the effect of child to mother education particularly with regards to acute diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory diseases in rural area.
Material and Method: A pre-structured and pretested questionnaire was used to get the information regarding definition, causes, signs, symptoms, treatment, preparation of ORS, prevention of diarrheal and respiratory infections etc. Total 12 were questions were asked to assess KAP of which 4 for knowledge, 4 for attitude & 4 for practice for students from both standards & in case of mothers 13 were questions were asked to assess KAP of ADD of which 4 for knowledge, 5 for attitude & 4 for practice whereas 12 were questions were asked to assess KAP of ARI of which 4 for knowledge, 4 for attitude & 4 for practice. Scoring system was developed to assess both pre and post test performance of study and control group. Correct answer was given score 1 and wrong answer and uncertain answer 0.The grading of knowledge, attitude and practice was done as 0-1= Poor, 2=Average and 3-4 =Good. The grading for overall KAP was done as 0-3= Poor, 4-7=Average, 8-12= Good. This was done.
Result: Difference in two groups was found not significant. It was observed that two third of students (64%) belonged to middle class followed by lower (20%) and upper class. No significant difference for Socioeconomic status observed among both study and control group.
Conclusion: The child to parent education proved effective in educating parents & family members on various health aspects. So child to parent education tool helps in inculcating & spreading Knowledge to the family & community at large.