International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Mini Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Early Prediction and Risk Factors of Neonatal Jaundice among Postnatal Mothers at SMVMCH, Puducherry

M. Asvini | K. Deepalakshmi

Abstract: Jaundice is defined as yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera, icterus appears on face when serum bilirubin level exceeds 5 mg/dl. The common causes include sepsis, G6PD deficiency, prematurity, blood group incompatibilities and majority being idiopathic. The aim of the Study is to Assess the knowledge regarding early prediction and risk factors of neonatal jaundice among postnatal mothers at SMVMCH, Puducherry. A qualitative research approach was adopted for this present study. A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The study sample comprises of 30 postnatal mothers at Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital. A purposive sampling technique was adopted for this present study. The findings reveal that out of 30 postnatal mothers with 16 (23.3%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 10 (33.3%) had adequate knowledge and 4 (13.3%) of them had inadequate knowledge. The study shows that mean score with standard deviation in level of knowledge were 9.07?5.285. This study implies that postnatal mothers had adequate knowledge regarding neonatal jaundice.

Keywords: jaundice, early prediction, risk factors, postnatal, neonatal

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 1025 - 1026

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