Knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) study regarding facts for life.

Prakash Adhikari, Sunil Dhungel, Rajendra Shrestha, Shankar Khanal

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Abstract

This knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) study was done in the married women of age 18-38 years in Jorpati and Gokarna village development committees of Katmandu district to evaluate the knowledge of "Facts for Life". There were 510 married women involved in this study. Altogether 28 questions were asked to each of them regarding the "Facts for Life". It includes the following five subjects: Safe motherhood, Childhood Immunization, Childhood diarrhea, Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in childhood and hygiene. There was a significant increase in knowledge about hygiene and knowledge regarding childhood immunization than diarrhea, ARI and Safe motherhood. Results showed that the overall knowledge was at 62.8%. This shows that still more attention is needed to Nepalese women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalNepal Medical College journal : NMCJ
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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