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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195-197

Usefulness of direct recording scale as a new tool for growth monitoring


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Medico Social Worker, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh N.R Masthi
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 18229445

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The present study was conducted to assess the acceptability and usefulness of Direct Recording Scale (DRS) as a tool for growth monitoring of under five children in a rural community area of Karnataka among 46 mothers. A total of 40 children were followed up for one year, 50% mothers preferred having DRS at home, 87.5% mothers said DRS, helps in detecting undernutrition, 48% mothers needed no help in using DRS, 50% mothers were regular in weight recording, 87.5% mothers wanted the weight recording done once in three months. All families had accepted DRS as a tool for growth monitoring.


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