Title

Knowledge and practices of mothers regarding management of children who had prickly heat in selected barangays of Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Miliaria, Prickly Heat

Abstract

This study utilized descriptive method of research. Respondents were composed of 100 mothers, ages 18-45 years old, personally attending the care of their child ages 3-5 years old who had prickly heat last summer of 2013. Respondents were identified using judgemental sampling. A self-made questionnaire was used and data was analysed using mean, frequency distribution, percentage, t-test, and f-test. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) majority of the respondents were on the childbearing age where they were usually at their prime and were more responsible in household tasks; (2) housewives learn most from advices and experiences, belongs to below average family, and with strong beliefs that could affect their choice of management; (3) the respondents were highly knowledgeable regarding proper management of children affected with prickly heat; (4) the respondents persistently practiced appropriate management on their children affected by prickly heat; (5) there were no significant differences in the knowledge and practices of mothers regarding management of children who had prickly heat when grouped according to age, civil status, educational attainment, monthly family income, occupation and religion.

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