Compliance of zinc supplementation by care givers of children suffering from diarrhea

  • Smita S Valekar
  • K Fernandez
  • P S Chawla
  • H P Pandve

Abstract

Background: Over 2 million children die as a result of diarrhea and dehydration every year. A new ORS formula and introduction of Zinc supplementation offers much improved outcomes for the treatment of childhood diarrhea. Aims: To assess the compliance of Zinc supplementation by caregivers Objectives: 1. To assess the compliance of Zinc supplementation by caregivers, 2. To find out the reason for non-compliance 3. To study the association of socio-demographic variables and non-compliance of children suffering from diarrhea Materials & Method:  Study Design: Cross-sectional survey Study Period: from 1st Sept. 2014 to 31st Oct. 2014 Study Area: Pediatric Outpatient department of Tertiary Care Hospital Inclusion Criteria: Under five children suffering from diarrhea attending Pediatric OPD Study Tool: Questionnaire was administered to care givers and follow up was done on 3rd, 7th & 14th day of Zinc supplementation. Result: 84% of non-compliance was seen in this study. Conclusion: The compliance of Zinc supplementation is poor among caretakers of children suffering from diarrhea.

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Published
2014-12-31
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Valekar S, Fernandez K, Chawla P, Pandve H. Compliance of zinc supplementation by care givers of children suffering from diarrhea. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 31Dec.2014 [cited 19Apr.2019];26(Supp 2):137-41. Available from: http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/483
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