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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part E (2017)

Knowledge regarding prevention of water borne disease among mothers of under five children at Nellipaka village, Bhadrachalam, Telangana

Author(s)
Latha P, Renuka K, Karthi R and Srinivasan N
Abstract
Background: Water borne diseases are infectious diseases spread primarily through contaminated water through these disease are spread either directly or through the flies. Water is the chief medium for spread of these diseases. Most intestinal diseases are infectious and are transmitted through fecal waste. Pathogens are virus, bacteria, protozoa and parasitic worms. The diseases are more prevalent in areas with poor sanitary conditions. The pathogens travel through water sources directly through handling food and water. Hepatitis, cholera, dysentery and typhoid are the more common water borne diseases. 1 Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of water borne diseases among mother of under five children. Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of water borne diseases among mother of under five children. 2. To associate the selected demographic variable with the level of knowledge on prevention of water borne diseases among mother of under five children. Methods: A quantitative approach with descriptive design, 50 mothers of under five children were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Results: Study revealed that, among 50 mothers of under five children, 22(44%) had inadequate knowledge, 3(6%) have moderate knowledge and 25(50%) had adequate knowledge regarding water borne diseases and its prevention. Conclusion: The study concluded that, significant percentage of the mothers of under five children, 25(50%) had adequate knowledge regarding water borne diseases and its prevention.
Pages: 305-308  |  1239 Views  75 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Latha P, Renuka K, Karthi R, Srinivasan N. Knowledge regarding prevention of water borne disease among mothers of under five children at Nellipaka village, Bhadrachalam, Telangana. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(10):305-308.
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