KNOWLEDGE ON IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

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Ms.Payal T Vaghela
Mr.Kuldeep Jain
Dr.N.Sivasubramanian
Patel Armi.A
Patel Amee.K
Parmar Harshida.H
Parmar Hiral.P
Parmar Dhruv.S
Vasava Ketan.M

Keywords

Immunization, strategies, prevention, disabilities, immunization schedule, knowledge

Abstract

Introduction: Immunization is one of the most important and cost effective strategies for the prevention of childhood sickness and disabilities and thus a basic need for all children. Immunization schedule includes various vaccines which protects from the vaccine preventable disease including cervical cancer, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus (diarrhea), rubella and tetanus.


Objective: The aim of the research was to assess the level of knowledge on immunization schedule among the mothers of under five year children in selected rural area of Visnagar.


Methodology: The research design selected for the study was non-experimental descriptive survey research design. Convenient sampling technique was used to obtain sample of hundred mothers of under five year children who satisfied the inclusion criteria. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used as data collection tool.


Conclusion: The result of study includes that the highest frequency of level of knowledge was 56 (56%) which indicates poor knowledge, 43 (43%) frequency indicates average knowledge and the lowest frequency was 1 (1%) which indicates good level of knowledge regarding immunization schedule, chi square analysis showed that there was no correlation between patient with demographic variable except area of residence, language and educational status.

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