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Fatemeh • Afrady. Effect of mother's knowledge for their children's vaccination (1993). IJN. 1999; 13 (20) :51-58
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1340-en.html

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  TM purpose of this study is 10 determine the effect of mothers' knowledge on the treatment quality of their

  children immunization in health centers of the Ministry of Health , and medical education in Tehran in 1994 .

  The samples were 150 mothers who went to health centers to immunize their children .

  The subjects were selected randomly and data - gathering was accomplished through a well-organized

  questionnaire during a one-session interview . This questionnaire was prepared in two parts. The first part

  focused on demographic data and the second pan was to determine the mother's knowledge about vaccination.

  Considering these two aspect , all relevant data of the sample group revealed through the questionnaire

  were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively . Both descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used

  to analyzed data. The former to organize tables to determine the frequency distribution and the latter to

  determine the correlation between the variables by using chi-square and fisher test: The analyzed data were

  fit in to 14 tables .

  In respect to individual characteristics, this study showed that most mothers who brought their children

  for immunization at the correct time , were well educated and had a small sized family .

  The chi-squre test indicated significant correlation between rate of mother's knowledge and the quality of

  vaccination (x2=4.7 , df=1 , p< 0.05) .

  Considering the analyzed data , the report finally discusses the application of achieved results in nursing

  care and offers some suggestions for future investigations on the topic .

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Received: 2012/10/14

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