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oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Mothers' beliefs about causes of kwashiorkor and the nutritional status of their children in the Volta region of Ghana

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421

 

Abstract

The relationship between mothers' belieft about causes of kwashiorkor and their children's nutritional status were examined among mothers of children aged 13 - 45 months and categorised as well nourished (n-49) and those suffering from kwashiorkor (n-46) in the Volta Region of Ghana. Using a semi-structured questionnaire the women were interviewed on their knowledge of the symptoms of kwashiorkor and what they believed causes kwashiorkor. The results strongly suggest that there is a relationship between mothers' beliefs about causes of kwashiorkor and the nutritional status of their children.

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1999-01-01
2016-12-11

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