Assess Knowledge and Attitude on Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC) Among Post Natal Mothers in Selected Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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Kabita Puhan
Krishna Samantaray
Ritarani Nayak


Introduction: Each year nearly 3.1 million of the newborns die during the neonatal period and almost (99%) death occur in the developing countries. They need optimal care for improved survival. The care depends on the knowledge and attitude of mother. Objectives: To identify the knowledge & attitude on home based newborn care among post natal mothers.
Methodology: A total of 169 post natal mothers were participated in the study. A non-experimental descriptive survey design and consecutive sampling was used in this study. Data were collected by the researcher by face to face interview. A structured interview schedule covering socio-demographic factors, knowledge, & attitude of post-natal women on home-based baby care was employed, using 25 MCQs and a 5-point Likert scale. Data were analyzed by SPSS-20.
Results: The study’s findings revealed that there was a weakly positive association between knowledge & attitude on home-based newborn care among postnatal mothers, with a correlation coefficient of 0.079 and a p value of 0.937, which was not statistically significant. The knowledge level are statistically significant with selected socio demographic variables of Educational qualification, Occupation, Parity, Monthly family income and the attitude level are statistically significant with selected Socio demographic Variables Age, Educational qualification, Parity and Monthly family income.
Conclusion: The mother is the typical person who provides immediate care for the infant. As a result, a variety of factors influence her knowledge and attitude towards baby care. As a result, time and satisfactory performance at home-based new-born care necessitate instructional programmes aimed specifically at postnatal mothers.

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Kabita Puhan Tutor, Department of Community Health Nursing,SUM Nursing College, SOA DTU University

Krishna Samantaray

Assistant Prof., Dept. of Comm. Health Nursing,SUM Nursing College, SOA DTU University

Ritarani Nayak

Assistant Prof., Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing3 SUM Nursing College, SOA DTU University