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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Assess the Knowledge on Clinical Guidelines regarding Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) among Health Care Workers Serving in Selected Health Care Centers of Maharashtra
Akashdeep Rathod | Sandeep G Kolaskar 
Abstract: A child is an important assert to its family. Only a healthy child can become a healthy citizen and make a healthy nation. Child is a precious gift which has lot of potential and they are the best resources for the nation. In India more than 400million children are there and they are more prone to get diseases. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge on Clinical guidelines regarding Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) among Health care workers. One hundred & twenty five (n =125) health care workers were selected by stratified random sampling technique. A study was conducted at rural region of Maharashtra i. e. five Primary health centres, fifteen Sub centres, one community health centre & ten anganwadi centres. Data gathered were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive & inferential statistics. Result: It was observed that 75.2% had good knowledge score, 17.6% had very good knowledge score, 7.2% average knowledge score and no one had either poor or excellent knowledge. Conclusion: The mean knowledge score on clinical guideline of IMNCI shows that 22 health care workers had very good knowledge with a mean score of 18.32?1.40. Whereas none of them had poor or excellent knowledge on clinical guideline of IMNCI. However, 94 health care workers had good knowledge with a mean score of 14.64?1.64 on clinical guideline of IMNCI. Hence, it can be interpreted that majority of the health care workers had good knowledge on clinical guideline of IMNCI.
Keywords: Knowledge, IMNCI, Health care worker, Health Centre
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 1257 - 1258