The Role of Health Promoters in Raising Mothers of Under-Five Children Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Malaria
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 145-151
Received: Jan. 22, 2017;
Accepted: Feb. 6, 2017;
Published: Feb. 27, 2017
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Yousif Mohammed Elmosaad, Primary Health Care Center, Faculty of Medicine, Gazira University, Wad Madni, Sudan; Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gazira University, Wad Madni, Sudan; Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Al-Bukairiyah, KSA
Magda Elhadi, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gazira University, Wad Madni, Sudan
Ahmed Elnadif, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Al-Bukairiyah, KSA
Mustafa Mohammed Mustafa, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Al-Bukairiyah, KSA
Ibrahim Alasqah, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Al-Bukairiyah, KSA
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A community-based intervention study was conducted in rural area of White Nile State, A total of 412 mothers of under-five children were selected randomly. To assess the role of health promoters in improving knowledge, developing positive attitudes and enhancing the practices of preventive activities against malaria among mothers of under-five children. Pre and Post data was collected using. A pre-coded, pre-tested, structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed through Statistical software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18. The results of the study show that; after intervention, the mean of mothers’ knowledge of malaria increased significantly from 16.5 before intervention to 26 after intervention (p<0.001). Furthermore a positive attitude is developed that considerably increased from 75.2% pre-intervention to 99.3% post-intervention (p<0.05), (OR=2.25). Moreover, the average mean practices score is increased significantly from 6.1 before intervention to 13.3 out of a maximum of 18, after intervention (p<0.001). Based on our results a considerable increase was observed in the average means of mothers’ knowledge, thus develop a positive attitude towards malaria and practice like use of preventives measured against malaria.
Malaria, Mothers of Under-Five Children, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Health Promoters
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