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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 411) Last page : ( 414)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00084.8

A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge of Postnatal mothers regarding Newborn care in a selected hospital at Mysuru, Karnataka with a view to Develop Information Pamphlet

Anish Melwin1, Mrs. Ambika K.2,*, Prof. Williams Sheela3

1B. Sc Nursing Student, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

2Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

3Principal cum Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru

*Corresponding Author Email: ambikasath@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Children are our future and most precious resources. Health of the future children depends on the nurturing practice adopted by the family. Newborn care refers to the essential care provided to the newborn baby by the mother or by the care provider on breast feeding, maintaining body temperature, care of the cord, care of the eyes and prevention of infection and injuries.

Aim

The main aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding new born care in a selected hospital at Mysuru.

Methods

A descriptive survey was adopted. The sample consists of 50 postnatal mothers selected through non probability convenience sampling technique. The data collection tool consisted of a personal profile and structured interview schedule to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding newborn care. The data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

Findings of the study revealed that there was significant association found between level of knowledge of postnatal mothers and their selected personal variables except religion and occupation.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Postnatal mothers, Newborn care.

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