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Title: Child Health Modernity Correlates And Differentials In A Slum
Authors: Philip, Sosamma
Keywords: Yesudian, C.A.K.
School of Social Work
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Tata Institute Of Social Science
Abstract: Health status of India's vast population of children under five years of age, depicts a dismal picture. Several reasons are attributable to this situation. Some of them are very closely associated with maternal health. Important reasons are: (1) poor nutrition of expectant and lactating mothers and children under five years of age, (2) inadequate ante-natal care, (3) complications arising from unhygienic conditions during delivery, (4) complications resulting from unscientific practices related to delivery, (5) faulty practices related to infant feeding, (6) absence of or inadequate growth monitoring, (7) absence of or inadequate immunisation, (8) severe diarrhoeal illness resulting in dehydration and (9) pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections. An analysis of these problems, reveals the significant role of lack of scientific knowledge, attitude and practice of mothers regarding various aspects of child health, resulting in low health status of infants and children under five years of age. In the present study, scientific knowledge, attitude and practice regarding selected dimensions of child health have been conceptualized as 'child health modernity'. Objectives 1. To assess the extent of modernity among mothers in terms of knowledge, attitude and practice regarding: i) pre-natal and natal care, ii) post-natal care, iii) (a) care of the umbilical cord of the newborn (b) complications related to the newborn which require medical attention during the puerperium, iv) infant feeding, (v) (a) weaning (b) nutritional deficiency diseases in children,(vi) (a) growth monitoring (b) developmental milestones, and (vii) common diseases of children under five years of age and preventive measures. 2. To ascertain the nature of association between selected socio-economic-demographic factors and: i) modernity in overall knowledge of mothers regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health, ii) modernity in overall attitude of mothers towards different aspects/dimensions of child health, iii) modernity in overall practice of mothers regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health, and iV) overall modernity (knowledge + attitude + practice) of mothers regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health. 3. To explain the variation in child health modernity among mothers in relation to: i) overall knowledge regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health, ii) overall attitude towards different aspects/dimensions of child he alth, iii) overall practice regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health, and iv) overall modernity (knowledge + attitude + practice) regarding different aspects/dimensions of child health.
URI: http://192.168.194.112/handle/1/2921
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