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Outcome of pneumonia associated with traditional child rearing practices in infants

Authors:Tamizharasu.P.T, Anil kumar.M, Padmavathy.k
Int J Biol Med Res. 2017; 8(2): 5932-5936  |  PDF File

Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVE: • To compare and assess the clinical features and outcome of pneumonia occurring in infants with traditional child rearing practices and in infants without traditional child rearing practices. • To assess the influence of individual traditional child rearing practices with the outcome of pneumonia occurring in infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: : For this study detailed clinical history was taken. Infants with clinical and radiological evidence of pneumonia were selected as per the selection criteria The study. After eliciting necessary history some children were excluded using exclusion criteria. Detailed questionnaires were asked to mother / care taker which included details regarding various traditional child rearing practices. . RESULTS: On comparing and analyzing the clinical parameters and outcome of pneumonia in infants between traditional child rearing practices and without traditional child rearing practice. it is found that increased morbidity pattern of pneumonia in infants associated with traditional child rearing practices is high while comparing non traditional child rearing infants CONCLUSION: In my study increased morbidity in the infants is attributed to traditional child rearing practice, mortality was very less probably due to increased vaccination status and also due to increasing literacy rate in mothers.