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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCINCES   Summer 2000 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 107 To 113.
 
Paper: 

STUDY OF MOTHERS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ORS IN THREE VILLAGES OF URMIA HAVING CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OLD

 
 
Author(s):  PASHAPOUR N.*
 
* Urmia University of Medical Sciences
 
Abstract: 

Annual incidence of diarrhea is 1.3 milliard and mortality rate .is 3:4 million in children under five years in the world. In Iran one-fourth of mortality in these years is related to diarrhea. 0 RS changed the prognosis and mortality can be reduced to one -third with correct and general use. In Iran the use of ORS are low and west Azarbayjan among the Other Iranian provinces is placed in second rank regarding the lake of 0 RS consumption. A cross sectional study conducted to evaluate the knowledge of mothers with children under six years old in three village of Urmia. The following data are gathered by questionnaire: Mothers' knowledge about package, correct form of providing, corret time and keeping of ORS regarding age, level of literacy, numbers of children, village of study and information source. The results showed in tables and indicated that the awareness was in low level in comparison with other studies, especially in mothers over 45 years old and who had more than 5 children. There is no significant difference between literature and illiterate individuals in spite of village of settlement (0.002). Health workers were most source of information. It is offered to promote awareness of mothers the programs must be designed and implented according to the result of study.

 
Keyword(s): ORS, DIARRHEA, CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS, MOTHERS, AWARENESS
 
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