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Knowledge of mothers regarding immunization in a high coverage area--need for strengthening health education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2638325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred mothers of 'fully' immunized 12-24 month old children were administered a schedule to elicit knowledge regarding immunization. The mean age of the mothers was 27.05 years. Knowledge regarding vaccine availability was good, except in case of measles. A much lower proportion were aware of correct doses and intervals. Only DPT was reported to produce side-effects by a majority. The hypothesis that in a high coverage area, mothers would be armed with more specific immunization information was not borne out.
G V Murthy; S Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-02     Completed Date:  1990-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1219-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Health Education*
Health Promotion
Maternal Age
Socioeconomic Factors

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