The Journal of Community Health Management

Perception about BCG vaccination and tuberculosis among urban mothers

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Author Details: Rohit A., Chaya KA, Poornima MP, Balu PS, Manu AS

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 37

Article End Page : 40


Aim: To identify perception about BCG vaccination and Tuberculosis awareness among urban mothers. Methodology: A cross sectional study was carried out among mothers residing in urban areas through health camps to know awareness about schedule of BCG vaccination, purpose of giving it and also find out awareness about Tuberculosis disease. Data was collected from August 2016 to January 2017 using a standard semi-structured questionnaire. Chi-square test was utilized to find the factors which are associated with students’ knowledge about TB
Results: Among 241 study participants, main source of vaccine information was health department [n=127, 52.7%] were aware of side effects of BCG vaccination [n=219, 90.9%] .All the participants had heard about Tuberculosis disease [n=241, 100%], majority knew that it was a contagious [n=236, 97.9%] and mode of transmission [n= 199, 82.6%].
Conclusion: Health workers continue to be main source of information for BCG vaccination and Tuberculosis. Awareness has to be improved regarding transmission of TB and prevention of TB meningitis through BCG vaccination.

Keywords: BCG, TB, Perception, Mothers, Vaccination.

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