International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2019)
Kangaroo mother care: Knowledge and practices of postnatal mothers of low birth weight babies
Background: Skin to skin contact is lifesaving in babies who have weight less than 2500 g. Kangaroo mother care is the best intervention to reduce mortality rate in preterm and weight less than 2500 g.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge and practices regarding KMC of postnatal mothers of low birth weight babies in selected hospital of Haryana.
Methods: Quasi experimental approach with nonequivalent control group pretest posttest design, 60 postnatal mothers was selected by using non probable convenient sampling and conveniently assigned into experimental group (n=30) and comparison group (n=30).
Result: The major findings revealed that mean posttest knowledge score (23.6±2.23) and practice score (22.4±2.34) was more than mean pretest knowledge score (15.17±2.60) and practice score (13.0±2.82) in experimental group. There is no correlation found between knowledge and practice score except posttest knowledge and practice score in experimental group. Also there is no significant association of knowledge with selected variable and practice were associated with selected variables such as parity, type of family and habitat.
Conclusion: Thus the findings of the study revealed that structured teaching program was effective in experimental group as it enhances knowledge and improved practices of postnatal mothers of LBW babies regarding KMC.
How to cite this article:
Aruna Kumari, Dr. Jyoti Sarin, Sanasam Bankim Chandra Singh, Yogesh Kumar. Kangaroo mother care: Knowledge and practices of postnatal mothers of low birth weight babies. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(1):06-09.