A statistical cross-sectional study examining the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Palestinian mothers regarding the utilization of herbal remedies for their young children in Hebron District, Palestine

  • Inad Nawajah College of Science and Technology, Hebron University
  • Hussein Jabareen College of Nursing, Hebron University
  • Mohannad Jazzar College of Science and Technology, Hebron University
  • Mohammed ABUHARB College of Business and Administration, Department of Administrative and Financial Business, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, Palestine


Background: This study was conducted to assess Palestinian mothers' knowledge, attitude, and practice toward using herbal medicine for their children under two years old. Method: A quantitative cross-sectional observational study of 150 mothers implemented in this research was carried out in the Maternal and child healthcare department of various Hebron clinics, Hebron District, West Bank, Palestine. The analysis was performed using SPSS version 27.0. Results: The results revealed that the mean related to mothers’ knowledge was 2.41, attitudes were 2.77, the practice was 2.51 for herbal remedies, and the total KAP mean was 2.67, indicating that the respondents have a moderate level of usage of herbal remedies. Conclusion: Our findings indicated that there are no statistical differences among socio-demographic characteristics with the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of mothers’ herbal medicine usage for their children under two years old. On the other hand, there are statistical differences between mothers’ and husbands’ educational levels and children under two years old attitudes toward herbal medicine. Keywords: Herbal remedies, Complementary and alternative medicine, Knowledge Attitude and Practice.