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A study of maternal awareness of acute diarrhoeal disease

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A L P de S Seneviratne

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About A L P de S
Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda.
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Abstract

Objective To determine maternal awareness regarding
acute diarrhoeal disease and use of oral rehydration
solution (ORS).

Method Study was carried out in a suburban family
practice on mothers/carers of children, presenting with
acute diarrhoea, using an interview-based questionnaire
to collect data. Mother's/Carer's knowledge regarding
causes and transmission of diarrhoea, use of ORS and its
method of preparation, were assessed.

Results Knowledge about causative factors and transmission
of acute diarrhoea among mothers/carers was
poor. Though aware of ORS, a majority prepared it
incorrectly.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2003; 32: 66-8

(Key words: Maternal awareness, acute diarrhoeal disease, children)

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v32i3.705

 

 

How to Cite: Seneviratne, A.L.P. de S., 2009. A study of maternal awareness of acute diarrhoeal disease. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 32(3), pp.66–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v32i3.705
Published on 12 Jul 2009.
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