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.
Seneviratne, A. L. P. de S.. “A Study of Maternal Awareness of Acute Diarrhoeal Disease”. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, vol. 32, no. 3, 2009, pp. 66–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v32i3.705