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Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Mothers With 0-6 Age Group Children About Home Accidents [Ankara Med J]
Ankara Med J. 2022; 22(4): 472-484 | DOI: 10.5505/amj.2022.81904

Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Mothers With 0-6 Age Group Children About Home Accidents

Ahmet Olcay İşler1, Burak Altındağ2, Naime Sevgi Karadağ3, Gülseren Pamuk4, Kurtuluş Öngel4
1Clinic of Family Medicine, TC Ministry of Health Hazro Government Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Clinic of Family Medicine, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, Balıkesir, Turkey
3Clinic of Family Medicine, İzmir Karabağlar 5th Mehmet Akif Ersoy Family Health Center, İzmir, Turkey
4Clinic of Family Medicine, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study was performed to investigate home accidents experienced by children aged 0-6 in the last two weeks, the level of security measures taken by mothers towards home accidents, and the affecting factors.
METHODS: The data were collected through a questionnaire form and "The Scale for Diagnosing the Safety Measures of the Mother for Home Accidents in Children 0-6" with 289 mothers with children aged 0-6 who applied to a pediatric clinic.
RESULTS: The mean score of the scale used in the study was 165.56±16.84. The higher the education level of the mother, the higher the scale score and the relationship between them was found to be statistically significant (p=0.033). The scale means score of working mothers was found to be significantly higher than that of non-working mothers (p=0.006). The mean score of mothers whose children had no home accident was higher than those whose children had a home accident, but the difference was insignificant (p=0.694). It was found that children of 9.00% of the mothers had had a home accident in the last two weeks, and the most common type of home accident was a fall. Most children who had a home accident were between 0-2.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It was determined that demographic characteristics of mothers, such as education and working status, were effective in their knowledge and attitudes about home accidents.

Keywords: Home accidents, prevention, child care.

Ahmet Olcay İşler, Burak Altındağ, Naime Sevgi Karadağ, Gülseren Pamuk, Kurtuluş Öngel. Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Mothers With 0-6 Age Group Children About Home Accidents. Ankara Med J. 2022; 22(4): 472-484

Corresponding Author: Burak Altındağ, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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