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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

A comparative study to assess the knowledge of rural and urban mothers of infants regarding weaning in selected areas at Belgaum


Department of Community Health Nursing, KLE University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhay D Pattan
Department of Community Health Nursing, KLE University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.135088

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A comparative study of assessing the knowledge of mothers of infants regarding weaning in selected rural and urban areas in Belgaum. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge of rural mothers of infants regarding weaning, to assess the knowledge of urban mothers of infants regarding weaning and to compare the knowledge of rural and urban mothers of infants regarding weaning with selected demographic variables. Materials and Methods: Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study. Data was collected by using structured interview schedule. The data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics like mean, standard deviation, mean percentage, median, 't' test and chi-square. Results: The knowledge of mothers of infants in rural area regarding weaning was found to be average and in urban area it was found to be satisfactory. The mean knowledge score was 29.93 with S.D. 3.11 in rural area and 35.97 with S.D. 4.80 in urban area.


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