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Attitude and Practice of Mothers Toward their Pre School Children Nutrition in Gafer Ibn Ouf Hospital of Paediatric, in period range from 15th of September to 10th of October 2007

Attitude and Practice of Mothers Toward their Pre School Children Nutrition in Gafer Ibn Ouf Hospital of Paediatric, in period range from 15th of September to 10th of October 2007

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Title: Attitude and Practice of Mothers Toward their Pre School Children Nutrition in Gafer Ibn Ouf Hospital of Paediatric, in period range from 15th of September to 10th of October 2007
Author: Amin, Amel
Abstract: Background: preschool children nutrition associated with independence &inconsistent eating habit in addition to most children start to refuse some food and become very picky eater, this make the child at risk for many medical problem specially the under nutrition so the attitude and practice of mothers has the major role to build the child eating habit , Material and Methods: this descriptive cross sectional study conducted on gafer ibn ouf hospital of pediatric used structured interview for total number of 96 mothers. A scoring system was made for questions (8, 9, 10 and 13) and the scores calculated manually then processed by computer to determine the level of practice. Result: Level of practice shows that (69.7%) of mothers scored from 6 to 8, (26.04%) score more than 9 and (4.17%) score less than 5 Assessing the effect of age, education, work and family size against the level of practice shows no statistically significant relation. All P values were more than 0.05. 22.9 % mothers give their children meal containing all nutrient elements while 77.1 % give their children deficient meals. 8.3% of mothers give their children 3 meals and 2 snacks, 33.3 % give their children meals not regular and not restricted to time Conclusion: The study shown that most of the mothers are feed their children incomplete deficient meal not contain the element of nutrition as recommended for the preschool children . most of the mothers restrict the child meal with three meal of family while few are give three meal plus tow snacks and some mothers don’t regulate the meal of their children in specific time The attitude & practice of mothers about preschool children nutrition must be targeted by intervention program in health centers & hospitals. Also design a program, which helps children develop important concepts, attitudes and behavior toward food KEY WORDS: mothers attitude and practice , preschool nutrition , meal time &content , taboos of food , feeding during illness.
Description: Attitude and Practice of Mothers Toward their Pre School Children Nutrition in Gafer Ibn Ouf Hospital of Paediatric, in period range from 15th of September to 10th of October 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1666
Date: 2007


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