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  • Research Article   
  • Primary Health Care 2018, Vol 8(2): 299
  • DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000299

Health Seeking Behavior among 0-5 Years of Children in Diarrhea in Rural Wardha District, Maharashtra

Swapnil Chintaman Patil and Priyanka Dixit*
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies, , India
*Corresponding Author : Priyanka Dixit Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies, India, Tel: 919769163507, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 21, 2018 / Accepted Date: Jun 12, 2018 / Published Date: Jun 19, 2018

Abstract

Health care seeking behavior among children, aged<5 years, is strongly influenced by maternal practices as the mothers contribute to the decision making. In this study, the mothers’ knowledge, attitude and practices were studied as well as the factors responsible for the health seeking behavior in diarrheal diseases was examined. Two hundred and thirty mothers of children, aged<5 years were sampled. The study showed that the education, occupation, attitude and, knowledge of the mother was strongly associated to positive health seeking behavior in diarrheal diseases. The factors affecting the health care seeking behavior were the decision making abilities of the mothers and the source from which they got the information regarding diarrhea. The income of the household was also associated with the attitude and the practices of the mother for diarrhea. Among social factors, caste was seen to be associated with the health seeking behavior. Thus, there is need for the information and effective communication between the health workers and the mothers and the betterment of the public health facilities in the rural areas.

Keywords: Health seeking behavior; Diarrhea; Under five children; Oral rehydration salts; Rural Wardha district; Maharashtra

Citation: Patil SC, Dixit P (2018) Health Seeking Behavior among 0-5 Years of Children in Diarrhea in Rural Wardha District, Maharashtra. Prim Health Care 8: 298. Doi: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000299

Copyright: © 2018 Patil SC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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