KAP study on immunization of children in a city of North India : a 30 cluster survey

Nath, Bhola; Singh, J.V.; Awasthi, Shally; Bhushan, Vidya; Kumar, Vishwajeet and Singh, S.K. (2008) KAP study on immunization of children in a city of North India : a 30 cluster survey. Online Journal Of Health And Allied Sciences, 7 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Background: To determine the knowledge, attitude and practices about immunization among respondents of children aged 12-23 months. Methods: A total of 510 respondents were interviewed in the urban slums of Lucknow district of India, using 30 cluster sampling technique from January 2005 to April 2005. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used to elicit the information about the knowledge, attitude and practices of the respondents regarding immunization. Results: Knowledge regarding the disease prevented, number of doses and correct age of administration of BCG was highest among all the categories of respondents. The paramedical worker was the main source of information to the respondents of completely (52.0%) and partially immunized (48.5%) children while community leaders for unimmunized children. Those availing private facilities were more completely immunized, as compared to the government facilities. 55.8% of those who took 20 minutes to reach the immunization site were completely immunized as compared to 64.1% of those who took more than 20 minutes. Conclusion: Considering the incomplete knowledge, and inappropriate practices of the people, the policy makers and medical professionals require Herculean efforts to raise the knowledge and to break the old beliefs of the people

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Immunization, KAP study, 30 cluster sampling, Vaccines, Lucknow, Doses, Knowledge Attitude and Practises, BCG
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Delivery of Health Care
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:2866
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:26 May 2008

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