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Progressing Aspects in Pediatrics and Neonatology

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Assessment of Knowledge and Practices of Mothers on the Home Management of Diarrhea in the Northern Part of Cameroon Volume 1 - Issue 3

Andreas Chiabi1*, Felicitee D Nguefack1, Palma H Abouame2, Seraphin Nguefack1, Nelson S. Njedock1, Edmond N Chiabi2, Roland M Chiabi2 and Marie T Obama2

  • 1FacuIty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon / Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital, Cameroon
  • 2Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

Received: March 16,2018;   Published: March 23,2018

Corresponding author: Andreas Chiabi, Pediatric Unit, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital / Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 4362, Yaounde, Cameroon


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Appendix : Scoring scales used to evaluate knowledge, practices and environment.


The total score is 24. Mothers who have a total knowledge score of 12 or more are considered to have sufficient knowledge. Mothers with a score less than 12 are considered to have insufficient knowledge.


Maximum score = 9. Mothers with a score ≤4 are said to have bad practices. Those with scores >4 were said to have good practices


The environment is considered favorable if the score = 2 and unfavorable if <2.


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