The Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Kangaroo Mother Care Among Mothers of Neonates Weighing 1500-2500g, Admitted in SNCU
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2467-2474
AbstractBackground: Neonates with weight less than 10th percentile or more than 2 SD below the mean for the gestation age are classified as small for gestational age. This group of neonates with poor intra uterine growth remains the cause of concern in developing countries including India.
Materials and Methods: 220 mothers of neonates with birth weight 1500-2500gms, admitted in neonatal unit of Shreemati Heera Kunwar Baa Mahila Hospital, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar over a period of 1 year.
Results: Data were analyzed according to the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. In present study, 80.00% babies birth weights were 2-2.5kg. In present study, 19.10% women knew regarding KMC. Regarding the benefits of kangaroo mother care to the baby, 156 (70.90%) responded that KMC mainly helps to maintain the body temperature warm, 20(9.90%) for frequent feeding and 44 (20.00%) didn’t know the main use of KMC. All mothers feel close to baby, 218 mothers feel confident. 216 mothers were willing to continue KMC at home.
Conclusion: The potential effect of KMC will be seen in mothers with positive attitude if their knowledge will be improved by attitude of neonatal nurses and staff which can improve the practice of KMC worldwide with better results in all fields of the baby whether it is physiological parameters, developmental and cognitive ability improvement of babies is concerned.
- Article View: 21
- PDF Download: 11