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Knowledge and Rates of Use of Preschool Consultation by the Mothers in the Area of Health Tshitenge/Democratic Republic of Congo

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105064, PP. 1-10

Subject Areas: Public Health

Keywords: Vaccination, Weight Curve, Weighing, Low Use, Preschool Consultation

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Introduction: The postponement of the preventive activities of the Provincial Division of Health of East Kasai 2016 revealed que le level of attendance of the preschool consultation is decreasing less and less in the Health Area Tshitenge. Thus, this study set the goal of determining the knowledge and use of maternal pre-school counseling in the Health Area Tshitenge. Methods: The survey method was used by means of a questionnary administered to mothers in this region, but more specifically, we collected data from 422 mothers responsible for randomly selected children aged 0 to 5 in the four health. Results: After analysis and analysis of the data with the computer tool, we obtained the following results: the rate of use of the preschool consultation service is 60.7%; the level of education, occupation and the number of children under 5 years of age have a strong influence on the use of preschool counseling; lack of knowledge about the most important activity of preschool counseling has a negative influence on its use. There is a link between the use of the preschool consultation and the most important activity of the preschool consultation for the respondent; there is also a link between this and an appointment on the map; and finally, the cost judgment of SPC strongly influences its use. Conclusion: In order to raise this activity, the revitalization of preschool consultation activities in the Tshitenge health area, the reinforcement of the parents’ awareness on the use of preschool counseling from 0 to 59 months, and the revival of visits to homes for children whose mothers drop out of preschool counseling sufficient are a basis.

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Tshilonda, J. C. B. , Bukasa, A. K. , Kitenge, Z. N. , Ilunga, I. K. , Bimpa, C. I. , Katukumbanyi, J. P. K. , Mangola, D. K. , Kabanga, A. , Bileo, B. , Ngoyi, A. , Mitanta, T. K. , Nyongonyi, O. E. , Lupueka, P. K. , Kibambe, A. N. , Kabangu, J. F. , Kazadi, G. , Mayombo, A. N. and Mukendi, A. K. (2019). Knowledge and Rates of Use of Preschool Consultation by the Mothers in the Area of Health Tshitenge/Democratic Republic of Congo. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5064. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105064.

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