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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS OF UNDER FIVE CHILDERN REGARDING OPTIONAL VACCINE AT SELECTED HOSPITAL MYSURU WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP INFORMATION BOOKLET ON OPTIONAL VACCINE
Chandrashekar M.*, Prof. Sheela Williams, Dhanalakshmi N. and Priyadarshini
Vaccines are very critical during the growth of a child. Immunization describes the whole process of delivery of vaccine and immunity it generate in an individual and population. Optional vaccines are those which are not included in the routine immunization programme and given according to one’s own choice. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding optional vaccines in paediatric OPD at JSS Hospital Mysuru. Samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. 60 samples were selected in the study. Result shows that majority of mothers of under five children 45(75%) had average knowledge. The knowledge scores of mothers of under five children regarding optional vaccines ranged from 7-26 with mean score 16.65 and standard deviation of ±3.95. The computed chi-square values to ascertain the association between knowledge with their selected personal variables of mothers, was found to be significant for educational status, occupation, source of information at 0.05 levels.[Full Text Article]