The purpose of the study was to assess and improve the knowledge among the mothers of under five children regarding upper respiratory tract infection. 30 samples were selected from the bhubaneswar. The subjects who were between 20-40 yrs having children below age of 5 yrs were selected by purposive sampling. The closed ended questionnaire knowledge regarding URTI were administered. Information related to prevention and management of URTI was given through planned teaching programme. The findings showed that during pretest the knowledge of the subjects regarding URTI was inadequate where as in post test the score the knowledge was adequate. There was no significant difference (p=0.05) between the post test score and their selected demographic variable. Finding reveals that most of the mothers were in the age group of between 30-35 years and most of them have the educational qualification of secondary level. Most of them were Hindu religion and majority of them were housewife. Majority of them were belongs from nuclear family all of them line in rural area and majority of them having the monthly income of 1001-5,000. In pre-test, overall level of knowledge on management of URTI among the mothers were 40%. Where as in post test knowledge score for the mother were 87%. Hence, it depicts that intervention was effective for the gaining of the knowledge regarding management of URTI mong the mother of under five children.
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Sikandar Kumar . Management of upper respiratory tract infection among the mothers of under five children in selected area of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(3): July- Sept. 2014; Page 224-230.