Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Descriptive Study on Newborn Care



Address:   Mr. Vinod V. Bagilkar1, Dr. S. Anuchithra2
1Assistant Professor, P.D. Bharatesh College of Nursing, Halaga, Belgaum, Karnataka
2Vice-Principal, P.D. Bharatesh College of Nursing, Halaga, Belgaum, Karnataka
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ABSTRACT:
Neonatal care is highly cost effective because saving the life of a newborn baby is associated with survival and productivity for over 5 decades as same to intensive care of adults with cancer and the degenerative disorders which is associated with an average survival for 2-5years. The world bank has estimated that the burden of disease contributed by perinatal courses in India accounts for 25% of the global disability adjusted life years (DALYs) last to the society.(Current Status And Challenge Of Perinatal Services In India; 2004). A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge on newborn care among primi mother in the selected civil maternity hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka. Objectives: To assess the knowledge on newborn care among primi mother and to associate the knowledge on newborn care of primi mother with selected demographic variables. Method: Descriptive approach and non- experimental design was used in this study. The setting of the study was civil maternity hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka. The sampling technique used was convenient and purposive sampling. A sample size of 50 primi mother were selected for the study. Major Findings: Majority of respondents (70%) were in the age group of 20-22 years, (14%) of mother were employed ,(56%) of mother belongs to middle income group (Rs3001-4000/-) , (90%) were educated ,(38%) were lived as joint family ,(82%) of respondents were from urban community majority of samples ,(82%) practiced from Hindu religious , only (6%) of mother has history of medical illness and (2%) of mother has surgical history and (66%) of sample delivered normally. The mean knowledge value on newborn care of primi mother was 67.2. This indicates that the mother who is primi have moderately adequate knowledge. Chi – square test revealed that there is a significant association between knowledge on newborn care and selected demographic variables such as education. But there is no significant association between other variables likes age, area of residence, employment status, economic status, religion and type of family.
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Vinod V. Bagilkar, S. Anuchithra. Descriptive Study on Newborn Care. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 383-387.
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