Nurses’ Knowledge about MCH Services at Primary Health Care Centers in Rural Areas of Babylon Governorate - Iraq

Authors

  • Ibraheem Abdul-Hifid Hussein
  • Aysen Kamal Mohammed Noori

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16915

Keywords:

Knowledge; Maternal and Child Health Services; Nurses

Abstract

Background: If you truly believe that every mother and every child deserve the best possible care, whether
or not the newborn comes into this world or during that time or after, that means that you are with us on the
same train. The study aims to assess nurses’ knowledge about MCH; and determine the relationship between
nurses’ knowledge and their demographic characteristics.
Methods: A descriptive study was used to guide this study. The study included a convenience sample of
(98) nurses.
Data were collection using a self-report questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for
social science. The descriptive and inferential statistical measures were used.
The study results revealed that nurses have a moderate knowledge. Nurses’ education, years of experience,
and training courses significantly correlate with their knowledge.
Conclusion : Nurses’ knowledge about maternal and childcare were moderate and their knowledge were
influenced by educational level, years of experience, and training. Longer years of experiences in maternal
and childcare and more training on MCH program help to increase their knowledge.

Author Biographies

Ibraheem Abdul-Hifid Hussein

MScN(C), University of Baghdad, College of Nursing, Community Health Nursing Department,
Baghdad, Iraq

Aysen Kamal Mohammed Noori

Instructor, University of Baghdad, College of Nursing, Community Health Nursing Department,
Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Ibraheem Abdul-Hifid Hussein, & Aysen Kamal Mohammed Noori. (2021). Nurses’ Knowledge about MCH Services at Primary Health Care Centers in Rural Areas of Babylon Governorate - Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1469-1475. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16915