Authors: Sharadha Ramesh,
A study to assess the knowledge and practice of prevention and management of childhood anemia among mothers of preschool children who attend the selected anganwadi centres at Kachery, Thrissur. The study being a descriptive one was done among 100 mothers. Their level of knowledge and practice was assessed using a self administered questionnaire method. The study findings revealed that about 60% of mothers had below average Knowledge, 40% of mothers had average knowledge. None had adequate or excellent knowledge about childhood anemia.Level of practice 33% had adequate practice level, 26.6% had excellent practice and only 10% of the mothers had average practice and none had poor practice in prevention and management of childhood anemia. The study concluded that mothers of preschoolers had below average knowledge but had excellent practice regarding prevention and management childhood anemia.
Keywords: knowledge, practice, anemia, preschooler, anganwadi centres.