Comparative study of knowledge about different Child Survival and Safe Motherhood intervention in two groups of mothers. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A cross-sectional study was conducted in an urban field practice slum area served by Urban Health Centre (UHC) attached to the Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, T. N. Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai, to compare the knowledge about different Child Survival and Safe Motherhood interventions in two groups of mothers. 152 mother who regularly attended antenatal check-up in UHC constituted study group and 153 mothers selected by individual matching constituted the control group. Significant differences in the knowledge of study and control groups of mothers were observed about some interventions like time of initiation of breast feeding, duration of exclusive breast feeding, age of starting weaning and number of OPV and DPT doses to be given till 1 year of age.

publication date

  • April 2005