Assessment of Factors Contributing to Low Immunization Coverage in the Under Five Years in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District-Uganda.

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Table of contents

Declaration------------------------------------------------------------------I

Dedication-------------------------------------------------------------------II

Acknowledgement---------------------------------------------------------III

Table of contents-----------------------------------------------------------IV

List of tables----------------------------------------------------------------V

List of figures---------------------------------------------------------------VI

Operational definitions----------------------------------------------------VII

Abbreviations---------------------------------------------------------------VIII

Abstracts---------------------------------------------------------------------IX

Chapter one

Introduction-----------------------------------------------------------------1

Problem statement---------------------------------------------------------2

Study justification----------------------------------------------------------3

Broad objectives------------------------------------------------------------4

Specific objectives---------------------------------------------------------4

Chapter Two

Literature--------------------------------------------------------------------5

Chapter three

Background information--------------------------------------------------7

Chapter four

Study methodology--------------------------------------------------------9

Study limitation------------------------------------------------------------10

Chapter five

Data processing and analysis--------------------------------------------11

Chapter six

Discussion findings-------------------------------------------------------16

Conclusion-----------------------------------------------------------------19

Recommendation---------------------------------------------------------19

References/Bibliography------------------------------------------------20

Appendices

Appendix A: Questionnaire

Appendix B: Budget

Appendix C: Recommendation letter

Abstract A cross section at study was conducted in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District- Uganda. The study focused on assessing factors contributing to low immunization coverage of under five. The specific objectives were to find out community knowledge and attitude on immunization, cultural beliefs, political interference and religious dogmas hampering immunization coverage, determine socio economic factors affecting immunization coverage and to determine immunization coverage. The study targeted women of child bearing age between 15-49 years with children under five years of age. Random sampling technique was used, where hospitals were written on pieces of paper, rolled, shaken thoroughly and later picked one which was Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga. A total of 100 respondents who were women of child bearing age (15-49 yrs) with children under five years were interviewed. A large number of them small scale farmers, 40%, 18% were business women, while 22% were housewives, only 20% of them were employed. Low economic standard predisposed children to not being immunized due to lack of transport and charges for transport. The study also showed a moderate literacy level, since 48% of the respondents had attained primary education 30% had attained secondary education while 4% had not got formal education. The study further revealed that more than 85% had wrong beliefs and misconceptions about immunization. Among these 60% reported that vaccines cause fever, 20% believed that it transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS and STD’s, 5% said it causes infertility while only 15% had no wrong beliefs and misconceptions. Mother’s knowledge on immunization was inadequate as most of them could not mention more than one vaccine that prevented diseases. On immunization coverage 30% of children were fully immunized, 55% were partially immunized and 15% had not received any immunization at all.

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Frontiers, E. & ELIKANA, C (2022). Assessment of Factors Contributing to Low Immunization Coverage in the Under Five Years in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District-Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-factors-contributing-to-low-immunization-coverage-in-the-under-five-years-in-comboni-hospital-kyamuhunga-bushenyi-district-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and CHIRCHIR ELIKANA "Assessment of Factors Contributing to Low Immunization Coverage in the Under Five Years in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District-Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-factors-contributing-to-low-immunization-coverage-in-the-under-five-years-in-comboni-hospital-kyamuhunga-bushenyi-district-uganda. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and CHIRCHIR ELIKANA . "Assessment of Factors Contributing to Low Immunization Coverage in the Under Five Years in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District-Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 28 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-factors-contributing-to-low-immunization-coverage-in-the-under-five-years-in-comboni-hospital-kyamuhunga-bushenyi-district-uganda >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and ELIKANA, CHIRCHIR . "Assessment of Factors Contributing to Low Immunization Coverage in the Under Five Years in Comboni Hospital Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District-Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed September 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-factors-contributing-to-low-immunization-coverage-in-the-under-five-years-in-comboni-hospital-kyamuhunga-bushenyi-district-uganda