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.