CARE SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF MOTHERS DURING ILLNESS OF NEWBORN IN URBAN SLUMS OF LUCKNOW CITY

  • P Gupta
  • V K Srivastava
  • V Kumar
  • S Jain
  • J Masood
  • N Ahmad
  • J P Srivastava

Abstract

Objectives: To study the knowledge of mothers about recognition of danger signs and care seeking behaviour during illness of newborn child in urban slums of Lucknow city, UP. Methods : A cross- sectional study in Urban slums of Lucknow city, UP included 524 women who had a live birth during last one year preceding data collection. The data was tabulated on Microsoft Excel sheet and analyzed using the software SPSS 10.0 for Windows. Results : Study findings showed that Majority (76.9%) of the mothers said that if the baby was very cold to touch or running temperature is a danger sign during newborn period followed by absence of sucking (68.9%) in previously sucking newborn as danger sign. Majority (71.9%) of the mothers consulted local doctor for any problem during neonatal period. Only 12 percent of the mothers approached Govt. doctor for the treatment . It was observed that Hing was given by 86.2 percent mothers in case of stomachache. 82.8 percent mothers had given salt and sugar solutions in the case of diarrhoea . Conclusion: In majority of cases correct knowledge and care seeking behaviour during illness of newborn were lacking among mothers and this should be promoted through improved coverage with existing health services.

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2012-09-30
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Gupta P, Srivastava VK, Kumar V, Jain S, Masood J, Ahmad N, Srivastava JP. CARE SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF MOTHERS DURING ILLNESS OF NEWBORN IN URBAN SLUMS OF LUCKNOW CITY. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2012Sep.30 [cited 2020Aug.11];24(3):179-83. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/246
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