Awareness of jaundice among mothers of children below 10 years of age

Author: 
Abijeth.B and Brundha.M.P

Aim - To assess the Awareness about jaundice among mothers having their children in the age group of below 10 years.

Materials & Method - Jaundice which is also known as icterus, is a known disease in the society and it may be seen all age groups.A pretested interviewer administered questionnaire will be circulated to 70 mothers of the children below 10 years of age regarding the etiology, signs and symptoms, effects of the disease and preferable treatment methodology.

Results- Overall 57.5% of the population are aware about the disease Jaundice, Whereas 42.5% of the population are unaware.The knowledge of the mothers who were aware was adequate in the aspect of identification and signs & symptoms. Inadequate knowledge among the unaware participants was seen in the aspects of etiology, danger signs and further medical complications of the disease.

Conclusion - Though a considerable amount of the population are aware about the disease Jaundice, more awareness is required, as it affects the Indian population most commonly.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3328.0263