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January 2021 Vol. 9 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 112-120, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4477431


Original Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Premature Baby Care among Mothers in Community, Lahore Pakistan

 
 
 

Safa Ikram1*, Muhammad Afzal2, Muhammad Hussain3, Arooj Younis4, Shahmeen Shahbaz5

 

1BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
2Associate Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
3Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
4BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
5BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author Email: takeexclusive786@gmail.com

Received: 04 January 2021  I  Accepted: 24 January 2021  I  Published: 29 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-21-009
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Abstract

 

The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding premature baby care in community, Lahore Pakistan. The study was held in Lahore community for 6 months. In this analysis, a quantitative descriptive cross-sectional design was used. The mothers had a sample size of 150. The purpose of this study is to examine the awareness, attitude and experience of mothers about premature baby care. SPSS version 21 analyzed the results, mean and standard deviation was used to assess mothers' awareness and attitude and practices on premature baby care. The overall experience of the mothers regarding premature baby care was positive. A conducted study helped to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers regarding preterm baby care in the community of Lahore. The results of study showed positive knowledge among mothers regarding preterm baby care in community. They showed positive attitudes regarding treatment and prevention of risks in preterm babies but still there is deficiency in their preventive measures and treatments. Therefore, educational programs or health educations must be held in hospitals, health care settings of community in order to provide a large access of knowledge related to preterm baby care.

Keywords: Premature, baby care, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices















































 
























 







 








 





















 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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