Assessment of Perception about Immunization Among the Mothers of Under-Five Children at Urban Slum Area of Vijayapura City

Assessment of Perception about Immunization Among the Mothers of Under-Five Children at Urban Slum Area of Vijayapura City

Authors

  • Praveen Ganganahalli BLDE(DU) Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura
  • Laxmi Tellur BLDE(DU) Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura
  • Santosh D Patil BLDE(DU) Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura
  • Sandeep Yankanchi BLDE(DU) Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55489/njmr.1222022898

Keywords:

Immunization, Unde-five, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice

Abstract

Introduction: Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health investments worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the expanded programme on immunization (EPI) in 1974 with the aim of immunizing children throughout the world.

Objective: Assessment of perception about immunization among the mothers of under-five children at urban slum area of Vijayapura city.

Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Urban Field practice area of Community Medicine department among the mothers of under-five children residing permanently in the area and were interviewed regarding the perception about immunization to their children by using pre-structured proforma.

Results: level of knowledge & perception was found average (around 50%). Nearly 40 to 60% of the participants agreed to the statements which signifies the immunization is very important to the child’s growth and development and should not be avoided.

Conclusions: Providing mothers of under-five children with information about vaccination effectively increases the immunization coverage and was highly cost-effective also.

Downloads

Published

2022-07-01

How to Cite

Ganganahalli, P. ., Tellur, L. ., Patil, S. D. ., & Yankanchi, S. . (2022). Assessment of Perception about Immunization Among the Mothers of Under-Five Children at Urban Slum Area of Vijayapura City . National Journal of Medical Research, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.55489/njmr.1222022898

Issue

Section

Original Research Articles
Loading...