Knowledge regarding immunization among mothers of under-five children in Uttarakhand

Authors

  • Chandan Kumar Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Surbhi Bijalwan Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Askansha Panwar Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Lumbini Joshi Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ishita Aswal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Shalini Aswal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Priya Gupta Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Angel Edward Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ritika Gusain Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Tenzin Dhondup Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ayush Uniyal Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Namrata Pundir Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240885

Keywords:

Knowledge, Mothers, Uttarakhand, Under five immunization

Abstract

Background: Immunization is one of the most impactful and cost-effective health investments globally that helps in reducing the burden of infectious diseases keeping children safe. Mothers are the major role players with regard to their children’s immunization.  

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess knowledge regarding immunization among mothers of under-five children in the Doiwala block of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. A total of one hundred mothers of under-five children were conveniently selected through door-to-door survey. A structured knowledge questionnaire on under-five immunization was administered through the interview technique to assess the knowledge of the mothers.

Results: Among 100 mothers of under-five children 13% had poor knowledge, 63% had average knowledge and 24% had good knowledge regarding under-five immunization. There was significant association between age, education status and socioeconomic status of mothers with knowledge score regarding under-five immunization.

Conclusions: There is a strong need to increase awareness and knowledge about immunization among children; its benefits and importance. There is also a need to educate people especially mothers regarding harmful consequences of incomplete immunization of children.

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Published

2024-03-30

How to Cite

Kumar, C., Bijalwan, S., Panwar, A., Joshi, L., Aswal, I., Aswal, S., Gupta, P., Edward, A., Gusain, R., Dhondup, T., Uniyal, A., & Pundir, N. (2024). Knowledge regarding immunization among mothers of under-five children in Uttarakhand. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(4), 1523–1526. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240885

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