CARE GIVERS' KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES ON CASE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES IN A RURAL DISTRICT IN ETIHIOPIA

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ABSTRACT: A survey was conducted in three randomly selected farmers' associations in Sululta District, around Chancho town out of which, 540 households were selected randomly. Mothers and other care givers of children under-five were interviewed regarding their knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and practices in case management of acute respiratory illnesses. The study showed that 406(75% ) of the care givers have favorable practice, whereas 483(89.4%),497(92.0%) and 334(61.9%) of the care givers have unfavorable attitudes, knowledge and beliefs, respectively. Care givers' age is significantly associated with practice, attitudes and beliefs. Care givers' economic status is also significantly associated with their practice, attitudes and knowledge whereas care givers' education and presence of grand parents in the neighborhood affected significantly their attitude, knowledge and belief. [Ethiop. i. Health Dev. 1994;8(2): 103108]
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