Methods: A controlled and randomize prevention trial without blinding was conducted on a sample of 50 community mothers from a location in Cartagena. The educational program combined five face meetings and support from information and communication technologies ICT. With the control group only five education sessions were developed. Results: The average number of users in charge per community mother corresponds to 11 and the average number of children in charge was eight. Module 5 of Activities to identify suspected cases, monitor children, and care routes obtained in both groups the biggest difference in score between the pre- and post-test moments.

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Acute diarrheal disease: a public health challenge in Colombia. The sample was composed of children of both sexes under 5 years of age; of these children, of them were hospitalized for acute diarrheal disease ADD with dehydration cases , and had a diagnosis of ADD but no signs of dehydration controls.

All children underwent a complete physical examination. Mothers responded to a questionnaire containing items on demographic and socioeconomic variables, as well as on knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regard to hygiene, and on access to health services. The risk of having dehydration was associated with low socioeconomic status, poor hygienic practices among the child's family members, and mother's low educational level.

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