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Title: Knowledge about developmental screening in mothers attending a maternal and child health clinic in Singapore.
Authors: Thein, M.M. 
Lee, J. 
Yoong, T.
Issue Date: Nov-1992
Citation: Thein, M.M., Lee, J., Yoong, T. (1992-11). Knowledge about developmental screening in mothers attending a maternal and child health clinic in Singapore.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 21 (6) : 735-740. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A study of knowledge about Developmental Screening in mothers was done among 200 Singapore mothers attending a Maternal and Child Health Clinic from February to March 1990. They were requested to answer a set of questions pertaining to their knowledge on the Developmental Screening session and their reason for attending the session. They were also asked whether they had attended any health education talks given by the nurses in the clinic. Seventy-three out of 200 (36.9%) knew what the appointment given was for. Mothers with secondary education were almost three times and mothers with tertiary education were five-and-a-half times more likely to possess the correct knowledge than a mother with primary education. Wives of husbands from Social Classes I and II were more knowledgeable (83% and 54%) than those in lower social classes (32% and 25%). Mothers with older children were more knowledgeable than those with children age six weeks. Mothers of one child four-and-a-half years old were more knowledgeable than those with one child age six weeks. Twelve out of 27 (44%) of mothers of one child age six weeks did not know what Developmental Screening was about whereas all mothers with four-and-a-half year old children knew what Developmental Screening was about. Only 88 (44%) mothers had attended health education talks. There was no discernible difference in knowledge of Developmental Screening between those mothers who attended talks and those who did not (35% vs 40%).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132506
ISSN: 03044602
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