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A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude, and Utilization of Selected Government Health Schemes among Mothers of under Five Children in Selected Rural and Urban Areas

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A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude, and Utilization of Selected Government Health Schemes among Mothers of under Five Children in Selected Rural and Urban Areas


Ms. Merly Mathew | Mrs. Praveena Prakash M | Mrs. Twinkle Mathew



Ms. Merly Mathew | Mrs. Praveena Prakash M | Mrs. Twinkle Mathew "A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude, and Utilization of Selected Government Health Schemes among Mothers of under Five Children in Selected Rural and Urban Areas" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-7 | Issue-4, August 2023, pp.536-538, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd59708.pdf

The present study was done to compare the knowledge, attitude and utilization of selected Government health schemes among mothers of under five children in selected rural and urban areas. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude and utilization of selected Government health schemes among mothers of under five children in selected rural and urban areas, to compare the knowledge, attitude and utilization of selected Government health schemes among mothers of under five children in selected rural and urban areas and to find out association between knowledge, attitude and utilization of selected Government health schemes among mothers of under five children and selected demographic variables. The sample consisted of 220 mothers of under five children, 110 from urban area and 110 from rural area who were selected by multistage random sampling technique. The tools used for data collection were structured questionnaire, Likert scale and checklist to assess the knowledge, attitude and utilization of selected Government health schemes respectively. The findings of the study depicted that, in urban area 69.1 % of samples had average knowledge whereas in rural area, 60.0% of samples had average knowledge, in urban area 82.7% of samples and in rural area 87.3 % of samples had good attitude towards Government health schemes and in urban area 46.4 % of samples had poor utilization and in rural area 56.4% of samples had average utilization. The present study found that, there was no significant difference between urban and rural area in the level of knowledge (t=6.378, P=0.875), there was significant difference between urban and rural area in the attitude level (t=2.207, P=0.002) and utilization (t=4.977, P=0.000) of selected Government health schemes among mothers of under five children. The study findings showed that there was significant association between knowledge of mothers of under five children and occupation (Fisher’s exact significance=0.001), type of family (Fisher’s exact significance=0.049) and source of information (Fisher’s exact significance=0.011). The study findings revealed that there was significant association between attitude of mothers of under five children and occupation(Fisher’s exact significance=0.015) and awareness about health schemes(Fisher’s exact significance=0.000).The study findings also revealed that there was significant association between utilization of Government health schemes by mothers of under five children and education(Fisher’s exact significance = 0.041),socio-economic status(Fisher’s exact significance =0.001), type of family(Fisher’s exact significance=0.000), place of delivery (Fisher’s exact significance = 0.000) and awareness about health schemes(Fisher’s exact significance = 0.000).

Knowledge; Attitude; Utilization; Mothers of under five children; Selected Government health schemes; Urban and rural areas


IJTSRD59708
Volume-7 | Issue-4, August 2023
536-538
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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