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Knowledge and attitude on childhood hearing loss among mothers and mothers-to-be in urban and rural areas in Malaysia.

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Summary of "Knowledge and attitude on childhood hearing loss among mothers and mothers-to-be in urban and rural areas in Malaysia."

Maternal knowledge and attitude towards childhood hearing loss play an important role in determining the success of early diagnosis and intervention of hearing loss programs in children. This study aimed to 1) assess the knowledge and attitude of childhood hearing loss among mothers, 2) compare knowledge and attitude of childhood hearing loss in urban and rural mothers, 3) investigate the relationship between knowledge and attitude on childhood hearing loss, and 4) identify socio-demographic factors that influence mothers' knowledge and attitude on childhood hearing loss.

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Name: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
ISSN: 1872-8464
Pages: 79-84

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