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Knowledge and practice towards childhood immunization among parents in Rompin , Pahang, Malaysia

Lee, Siew Pien and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Mohd Razali, Rossheilawani and Makhzir, Norafisyah (2019) Knowledge and practice towards childhood immunization among parents in Rompin , Pahang, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019), 19 - 20 Oct 2019, Kuala Lumpur.

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Introduction: The childhood immunization can be considered as mortality prevention during the last decades particularly among children under 5 years of age. Parents’ knowledge and practices regarding immunization are likely to be a major factor that could contributed a successful immunization. As the primary health decision makers for their children, the knowledge and practice of parents towards immunization is a vital issue to improve the children health as well as prevention of disease. Objective: The objective of present study was to determine the knowledge, and practices of parents regarding childhood immunization. Material and Methods: The cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among parents in Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. A set of self-administered questionnaires that consist 20 questions was used to examine the level of knowledge and level of practice on childhood immunization among 153 parents. The descriptive analysis was shown percentages and frequencies. The association between the level of knowledge and practice on childhood immunization of parents was analysed using chi-square test, p<0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: Out of 153 parents surveyed, 82 (53.6%) parents have high level of knowledge and 111(72.5%) parents have a good practice on childhood immunization. There was a strong positive correlation between the knowledge and practice on childhood immunization among the parents (r = 0.841; p = 0.000). Conclusion: Although parents had adequate knowledge and practice on some aspects regarding childhood immunization, gaps were identified. There is a need for educational interventions to upgrade parents’ knowledge especially for resident of rural areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5378/77044
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge and practice; Childhood immunization; Parents; Rompin , Pahang
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Communicable Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 12:11
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 09:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77044

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