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Title: Knowledge regarding malnutrition among mothers of children admitted on pediatric ward of Kilembe Mines Hospital, in Kasese district, Western Uganda
Authors: Kithula Haggai Sunday
Keywords: Malnutrition
Kilembe Mines Hospital
Kasese district
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: This study sought to establish the knowledge regarding malnutrition among mothers of children zero to five years admitted on pediatric ward of Kilembe Mines Hospital, in Kasese District. A cross-section qualitative study was carried out; where fifty participants were representative in this research; and assumption was that, additional participants will do less or no more on the end result. The participants were interviewed using a questionnaire which contained both closed and open ended questions, to collect the required data. Eight questions were asked in each part, and graded adequate knowledge if answered seven and above, moderate if answered four to six and limited if answered three and below. Regarding manifestation of malnutrition, 64% had limited knowledge, 30% had moderate and 6% had adequate. About causes of malnutrition, 84% had limited knowledge; 14% moderate and 2% adequate. With knowledge level regarding prevention of malnutrition; 88% had limited knowledge, 8% moderate and 4% adequate. This limited knowledge predisposes infants to risk of malnutrition even in the hands of their mothers and the general society. It was recommended that adequate health education to the mothers regarding malnutrition is a prerequisite to reduce malnutrition induced morbidity and mortality among infants.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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