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ERIC Number: EJ1105879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Determination of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Factors Causing Home Accidents and Prevention in Mothers with a Child Aged 0-5 Years
Akturk, Ümmühan; Erci, Behice
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n18 p142-153 2016
Objective: In this study, it was aimed to determine knowledge, "attitudes" and "behaviors" in mothers with a child aged 0-5 years regarding factors causing "home accidents" and prevention. Method: The target population of the study consisted of mothers with a child aged 0-5 years who were admitted to pediatrics ward of A County Hospital. The sample size was determined as 305 subjects by power analysis. Overall, 340 mothers were recruited. The data sheet developed by researchers and a questionnaire on parental attitudes about home accidents developed by Yalaki et al. were used for data collection. Before data collection, verbal consent was obtained from mothers. The study was approved by local Ethics Committee. Data were analyzed by using Kruskal-Wallis test, t test and chi-square test. Results: Mean age was 30.11 ± 5.8 years among mothers included. A significant association was detected between experiencing home accident and maternal age, maternal education level, number of child, number of person in the family and income of family (p<0.05). In this study, it was found that wrong attitudes and behaviors were more common among mothers of children experienced home accident (p<0.05). Conclusions: It was found that there is a significant association between home accident and maternal age, maternal education level, number of child, number of person in the family, residence and income level. In addition, it was found that mother of "children" experience home accident have inappropriate attitudes and behaviors regarding prevention of home accidents and that education is an important factor in prevention of home accidents.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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