A comparative study of different methods of training of rural subjects for reconstitution of oral rehydration solutions.

L. Nagarajan, S. Majumdar, U. Natarajan, N. K. Ganguly, B. N. Walia

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Abstract

The efficacy of three methods of training rural women in reconstituting ORS was studied by analysing the sodium, potassium, and glucose contents of the ORS reconstituted by the three groups of rural women. The women in Group I were verbally instructed in the regional language regarding how to reconstitute the entire contents of a sachet containing oral rehydration salts in half a litre of water. Women from Group II, were given the same verbal instructions and in addition, were demonstrated the correct method of doing the same. Subjects from Group III were provided with plastic bags containing oral rehydration salts, which when filled with water upto the printed line, was expected to accommodate half a litre of water, when the bag was hung from a hook or held by another person from its upper ends. The contents of ORS reconstituted by Group II, who were demonstrated the actual procedure following verbal instructions, were near ideal followed by the ORS reconstituted by Group III and by Group I.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989

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