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Mother’s knowledge over child-toilet training in Sebardan village in Erbil
معرفة الأم بتدريب المرحاض للأطفال في قرية سيبردان في أربيل

Author: Kareema Ahmad Hussain
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2012 Volume: 16 Issue: 3 Pages: 213-219
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية


Background and objectives: Child toilet training is a paramount skill to learn, it virtually involves many steps for parents to endorse should the child success. The aim of the study was to assess mother’s knowledge about child-toilet training in Sebardan Village in Erbil.Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in Sebardan Village in Erbil Governorate from the 1st / March / 2010 to the 30th / May / 2010. A convenience sample of 300 mothers with their children under the age of five years old was selected.Results: Less than half (31.4%) of the mothers age were between 21-25 years old, (85.4%) of them were housewives, (34%) completed a primary school and all of them were from the rural areas. Less than half (40.4%) of mothers whom their male children exhibited physical readiness to reduce their number of wet diapers.Conclusion: Our survey concluded that mother’s knowledge had an effect on the child’s readiness for toilet training, and highly significant relationship between mother's level of education and their knowledge of their child’s readiness (physical, mental and psychologi-cal ) toward toilet training at p ≤ 0.05. The study has been recommended to provide guid-ance through the media and different community health centers to promote parental aware-ness toward developmental milestones and child-toilet training.

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