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
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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