Title

Level of knowledge of mothers regarding the management of acute diarrhea utilizing IMCI in selected areas in Imus City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diarrhea in Children

Abstract

The researchers used a descriptive, non-experimental design. One hundred mothers (100) whose children ages from 2 months up and to 5 years old who had acute diarrhea from July to September 2013 consulted at the health centers that implement IMCI program where chosen as respondents. Respondents were chosen using purposive or judgemental sampling. The researchers used a self-made tool and data was analysed using frequency distribution, mean, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). From the major findings, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) most of respondents belonged to the age grouped of 21-30 years old, graduated from high school, unemployed, had a family monthly income of less than PhP8,000 and with a child who experienced diarrhea once; (2) the mothers had a high level of knowledge regarding the management of acute diarrhea utilizing Integrated Management of Childhood Illness; (3) there was a significant difference in the mother's level of knowledge when it came to their age. As the mothers were grouped according to educational attainment, employment status, family monthly income and child's history of diarrhea, it revealed that there was no significant difference in their level of knowledge. On the other hand, there was no relationship between the mother's educational attainment, employment status, family monthly income, and the child's history of diarrhea to their level of knowledge.

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