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Assessment of Knowledge and Practices of Mothers on the Home Management of Diarrhea in the Northern Part of Cameroon

Andreas Chiabi, Felicitee D Nguefack, Seraphin Nguefack, Nelson S. Njedock, Palma H Abouame, Edmond N Chiabi, Roland M Chiabi and Marie T Obama
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Nelson S. Njedock: FacuIty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon / Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital, Cameroon
Marie T Obama: Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

Progressing Aspects in Pediatrics and Neonatology, 2018, vol. 1, issue 3, 42-46

Abstract: Knowledge and practices of mothers on the home management of diarrhea is a key element in the management of diarrhea in a child so as to intervene early and thereby avoiding complications. The knowledge and practices of mothers on the early management of diarrhea at home is important in the prevention of diarrhea related complications. Despite all the strategies put in place in communities and health facilities to reduce childhood mortality in Cameroon, the prevalence of diarrheal diseases remains high, especially in the northern regions. This study was aimed at assessing the knowledge and practices of mothers on the home management of childhood diarrhea in Ngaoundere, a town in the northern part of Cameroon where its prevalence still remains high. This was a cross sectional and analytical study in the urban zone of the Ngaoundere from February 1st to April 30th 2015. Five-hundred-and-fifty mothers participated in the study. A score was established to rate the variables "knowledge†and "practices" of mothers. Data were collected and entered in a questionnaire. Analysis was done with SPSS version 20.0. The threshold of significance was defined as a P-value less than 0.05

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JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.32474/PAPN.2018.01.000112

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