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Abstract

The current study is about the performance of mothers regarding the prevention of dehydration in children under five years. In developing countries, diarrheal disease accounts for an estimated 17.5–21% of all deaths of children under the age of five years. Of all the child mortality around the world, 78% occur in the African and South-East Asian regions with the main complications of dehydration. This is a descriptive, cross-sectional. The study conducted at Eed Hussein in the Jabelawlia section, in the Alazhari unit, Khartoum state of Sudan. The study population includes the mothers having children under five years of age from different Sudanese tribes and ethnic groups. The sample size of the study was 80. A standard interview questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Collected data were coded and inserted in (SPSS) program version 20 for analysis. The data were presented in figures and tables. Mothers have some lack of knowledge regarding signs and symptoms, management and prevention of dehydration at home. Most mothers (90%) aren’t able to specify and respond by giving multiple signs. The study concludes that the mothers should be trained through community healthcare programs for better prevention and management of dehydration cases.  

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Elhusein, A. ., & Fadlalmola, H. (2020). Mothers’ Knowledge and Practices Regarding Prevention of Dehydration in Children Under Five Years of Age: A Study in the Context of Sudan. Healthcare Review, 1(1), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.47285/hr.v1i1.17

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