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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1291, E-ISSN: 2664-1305, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.6
International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

A study to assess the knowledge on shaken baby syndrome among health workers and care givers of under 2 year’s children in the selected hospital of Uttara Kannada with view to impart health education

Vidya M, Apoorva Wathar, Mast. Joshua Lobo, Kratiksha Gurav, Deepa Gunaga and Bhuvaneshwari Gunaga

Shaken baby syndrome is a serious brain injury, resulting from forcefully shaking an infant or toddler. It’s also known as abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, inflicted head injury or whiplash shaken infant syndrome. A descriptive design was used for this study. 100 samples were selected by purposive sampling method. Data was collected by the structured questionnaire which is designed to assess the knowledge regarding shaken baby syndrome. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that the mean knowledge score of health workers was 13.92 and the care givers were 12.28 in Ankola.
Result: This study was reveals that care givers 14% had good knowledge, 64% had average knowledge and 22% had poor knowledge and in the health care workers 28% had good knowledge, 64% had average knowledge and 8% had poor knowledge on shaken baby syndrome.
Conclusion: The overall findings of the study revealed that there was average knowledge regarding shaken baby syndrome among health workers and care givers in Ankola.
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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
How to cite this article:
Vidya M, Apoorva Wathar, Mast. Joshua Lobo, Kratiksha Gurav, Deepa Gunaga, Bhuvaneshwari Gunaga. A study to assess the knowledge on shaken baby syndrome among health workers and care givers of under 2 year’s children in the selected hospital of Uttara Kannada with view to impart health education. Int J Res Paediatric Nurs 2023;5(2):45-49. DOI: 10.33545/26641291.2023.v5.i2a.134
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