Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
173.AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON THE AWARENESS OF MOTHERS, ATTENDING PAEDIATRICS OPD OF A GOVERNMENT GENERAL HOSPITAL FAISALABAD GULAM MUHAMMADABAD
Dr Misha Saghir, Dr Yusra Babur, Dr Ruhma Hussain
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of mothers about EPI, to promote importance of vaccination and motivating mothers to follow EPI schedule. Study Design:
Material and Methods: This study was an observational study. This study was conducted at Government General Hospital Faisalabad Gulam Muhammad Abad and the duration of this study was from May 2020 to August 2020. 100 mothers visiting Paediatrics OPD of Government General Hospital Faisalabad Gulam Muhammad Abad were interviewed. All mothers were approached and knowledge was collected by pretested questionnaire which was filled up by researchers.
Results: 86% of mothers have awareness about importance of vaccination. 76% of mothers have completed the vaccination schedule according to EPI card.94% of mothers had knowledge that they should be vaccinated during pregnancy.
Conclusion: The analyzed data reveals good awareness regarding EPI among mothers. Level of completion of EPI is satisfactory. Further knowledge regarding details of vaccination programme, detailed schedule and their storage is poor.
Keywords : Expanded Programme On Immunization, Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization.
Cite This Article:
Please cite this article in press Misha Saghir et al, An Observational Study On The Awareness Of Mothers, Attending Paediatrics Opd Of A Government General Hospital Faisalabad Gulam Muhammadabad., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1)..
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