Exploring Mother’s Perspectives about Routine Immunization in District Peshawar: A Cross Sectional Survey. Mother’s perspective about routine immunization

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Hamna Khan
Muhammad Imran Marwat
Zumaira Sauleh
Nimra Akhtar
Shumaila Shahid
Azra Shaheen

Abstract

Objective: of this study was to investigate mothers' opinions and knowledge regarding regular immunization of their chil-dren.
Methodology: Between July 2019 to January 2020, this descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at pediatrics outpatient department, Khyber teaching Hospital Peshawar. Women aged between 19-44 years, having at least one child less than 5 years of age were asked to complete standardized questionnaire. After stratification of the collected data, regression analysis performed.
Results: Mean age of participants was 27.72 ±4.07 years, 41.98% received elementary education, while 61.32% were housewives. We observed enough knowledge in 162(88.04%) patients aged 19-29 years as compared to 55 (93.22%) aged 30-44 years (p=0.002). Additionally, knowledge was noticeably greater in situations involving several children.
Conclusion: Women having secondary school or higher education and several children has sufficient knowledge of im-munization.



Key words: KAP, Immunization, Mothers, Infectious Diseases, Vaccination

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Hamna Khan, Muhammad Imran Marwat, Zumaira Sauleh, Nimra Akhtar, Shumaila Shahid, & Azra Shaheen. (2023). Exploring Mother’s Perspectives about Routine Immunization in District Peshawar: A Cross Sectional Survey. JMMC, 14(1), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.62118/jmmc.v14i1.277
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