International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Nepal | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020 | Rating: 7.7 / 10

Awareness and Practices Regarding Health Promotional Measures of Infant among Mother in Kathmandu, Nepal

Ashru Hira Baral | Jamuna Bhattarai

Abstract: Infancy is a major life transition for the baby and parents. Mothers are considered as the primary caretaker of infant meeting their psychological and physiological needs. Hence the study aims to assess the awareness and practice regarding health promotional measure of infant among mothers at Maternal and Child Health Clinic of Family Welfare Centre Chhetrapati, Kathmandu. The study was conducted using a descriptive cross-sectional study design. A total of 191 mothers having one month to twelve months infants were selected by using non- probability purposive sampling technique. Data were collected using a pre-tested structured interview schedule in the Nepali version. The obtaining data were analyzed by using SPSS version 16 by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the majority of mothers (88.0 %) had poor levels of awareness and more than two-thirds of mothers (68.6 %) had poor levels of Practice. None of the socio-demographic variables were significantly associated with knowledge and practice. Therefore, the study concluded that there were poor awareness and practice regarding health promotional measures of infant among mothers. There is a need for the health personnel for the awareness and practice to provide information, education, and communication through the conduction of educational programs to provide appropriate and anticipatory guidance for mothers of Maternal and Child Health Clinic.

Keywords: Awareness, Practice, Mother, Kathmandu

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,

Pages: 1349 - 1357

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