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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 1639-1653
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.191


Assessment of Childcare Beliefs and Practices in Tribal Population
M. Rathi* 
Almas College of Nursing, Puthur Post, Kottakkal, Malappuram-676503, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A detailed inquiry was conducted on identifying methods to assess childcare beliefs and practices in tribal population with a view to prepare data collection tool for research study entitled “Assessment of infant care practices, conduction and effectiveness evaluation of need based awareness program on infant care among mothers of selected tribal groups.” Taking care of children depends on a variety of factors: the geographical location, religion and culture, socioeconomic status, educational background and the beliefs and values held by the family and its community. The tribal population, isolated geographically and socially is assumed to have distinct lifestyle practices, including childcare. Focus Group Discussion Semi Structured Interview and Structured Direct Observation are identified to be the best methods to assess their child care practices. This assessment in turn will throw light on selecting interventions to promote child health and productivity.


Keywords: Assessment, Childcare, Beliefs and practices, Tribes, Focus Group Discussion, Semi Structured Interview, Structured Direct Observation
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Rathi, M. 2019. Assessment of Childcare Beliefs and Practices in Tribal Population.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 1639-1653. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.191