A study is aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding urinary tract infection among mothers of under-five children in selected hospitals of Madhurai. Descriptive survey approach was used. Convenient sampling technique was used to select the sample; total 100 mothers of under-five children in selected hospitals at Madurai district were selected for the present study. A structured questionnaire on knowledge and 5 point likert’s attitude scale was used to assess the knowledge regarding attitude regarding urinary tract infection respectively. Results of the study revealed that 67 % mothers had inadequate knowledge, following that 26% mothers had moderate knowledge and only 7 % had adequate knowledge. Regarding the level of attitude 47% had negative attitude, 32% had neutral attitude and 21% had positive attitude regarding urinary tract infection. There was significant positive correlation between knowledge and attitude (r=0.43). There was a significant association between knowledge with educational status and source of information.
Children are not small adults but are individuals with “unique minds bodies and needs” – Helen Rodriquez
Keywords : Knowledge, Attitude, Mothers of Under- Five Children, Urinary Tract Infection.