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Knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers on childhood acute respiratory infections (ARI).

Abstract

A total of three hundred mothers in both rural and urban areas were interviewed and their knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on acute respiratory infections (ARI) were compared. It was observed that KAP on ARI of mothers in both categories was almost the same with the exception of their health care seeking practice. Most had traditional beliefs as to the cause of ARI with only a minority knowing the causes. Only one third of mothers knew signs and symptoms of pneumonia; the majority had not experienced the fatal danger sign, chest indrawing and could not recognize it. As regards health care seeking practices, private general practitioners were identified as favorite health providers in urban areas. Utilization of government health facilities was higher among rural mothers. Self medication was found to be common in both categories of mothers, with western medicine being the top of the list.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Man Power, Ministry of Health, Yangon, Myanmar.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7777932

Citation

Aung, T, et al. "Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers On Childhood Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI)." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 25, no. 3, 1994, pp. 590-3.
Aung T, Tun KM, Thinn K, et al. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers on childhood acute respiratory infections (ARI). Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1994;25(3):590-3.
Aung, T., Tun, K. M., Thinn, K., & Thein, A. A. (1994). Knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers on childhood acute respiratory infections (ARI). The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 25(3), 590-3.
Aung T, et al. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers On Childhood Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI). Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1994;25(3):590-3. PubMed PMID: 7777932.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers on childhood acute respiratory infections (ARI). AU - Aung,T, AU - Tun,K M, AU - Thinn,K, AU - Thein,A A, PY - 1994/9/1/pubmed PY - 1994/9/1/medline PY - 1994/9/1/entrez SP - 590 EP - 3 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health VL - 25 IS - 3 N2 - A total of three hundred mothers in both rural and urban areas were interviewed and their knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on acute respiratory infections (ARI) were compared. It was observed that KAP on ARI of mothers in both categories was almost the same with the exception of their health care seeking practice. Most had traditional beliefs as to the cause of ARI with only a minority knowing the causes. Only one third of mothers knew signs and symptoms of pneumonia; the majority had not experienced the fatal danger sign, chest indrawing and could not recognize it. As regards health care seeking practices, private general practitioners were identified as favorite health providers in urban areas. Utilization of government health facilities was higher among rural mothers. Self medication was found to be common in both categories of mothers, with western medicine being the top of the list. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7777932/Knowledge_attitudes_and_practices_of_mothers_on_childhood_acute_respiratory_infections__ARI__ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -