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Perception and practice regarding pulse polio immunisation in an urban community of Calcutta.
J Indian Med Assoc ; 1998 Aug; 96(8): 247-8
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-100665
ABSTRACT
A survey was conducted at an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme project in North Calcutta among 656 mothers having children less than 3 years of age to assess their perception and practice regarding pulse polio immunisation (PPI). It was revealed that 91.8% of under 3-year children received PPI on 9-12-1995 and 94.4% on 20-1-1996. Major reasons for not accepting the services on those two days included 'mothers unaware' (22%), 'child too small' (30.5%), etc. Major source of first information was television (TV)/radio (57.2%) followed by anganwadi workers (AWWs) (33.8%). However, majority of the mothers were finally motivated for PPI by AWWs (58.8%) followed by the role of TV/radio (34.1%). Although 70.7% mothers knew the name of the vaccine correctly, only 3.5% mothers could tell the exact purpose of its administration. Most mothers (73%) opined that 2 drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) was administered to their children and only 14.6% hoped that such programmes will be conducted by the Government in future. The average waiting time of mothers at immunisation centres was found to be 7.2 minutes.
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Full text: Available Index: IMSEAR (South-East Asia) Main subject: Poliomyelitis / Radio / Television / Urban Population / Female / Humans / Male / Infant, Newborn / Poliovirus Vaccine, Oral / Child, Preschool Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Indian Med Assoc Year: 1998 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: IMSEAR (South-East Asia) Main subject: Poliomyelitis / Radio / Television / Urban Population / Female / Humans / Male / Infant, Newborn / Poliovirus Vaccine, Oral / Child, Preschool Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Indian Med Assoc Year: 1998 Type: Article