Table 4

A comparison of the understanding of mothers using the parent initiated surveillance system with the conventional child health record

Parent initiated
surveillance (n = 163)
Child health
record (n = 107)
Mothers who understood the concept of parent initiated surveillance118 (71%) 34-150 (3%)
Mothers who felt that they had made their own appointments57 (34%) 21 (20%)
Mothers who understood parent initiated surveillance, and made their own appointments45 (28%)0 (0%)
Mothers who learnt something new from their baby’s surveillance record30 (18%) 14 (13%)
Mothers whose behaviour had changed because of what they had read in their baby’s record21 (12%)5 (4%)
  • 4-150 These three mothers had been part of the parent initiated surveillance group initially.