Prevalence of new born care practice and its associated factors among women who gave birth in the last one year in Adigrattown, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018/19

Teferi Marzeneb, Teferi Molla, Ayalew Assefa
2020 Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health  
Newborn care is a set of comprehensive recommendations designed by the World Health Organization to improve health of the newborn through intervention before conception, during pregnancy, soon after birth and during the postnatal period. Lack of effective use of the recommendations of the health care providers may lead to increased neonatal mortality. The fi rst hours are crucial because multiple organ system is making the transition from intrauterine to extra uterine functions. The care given
more » ... ns. The care given immediately after birth is simple but important. Objective: To assess practice of new born care and its associated factors among women who gave birth in the last 12 months in Adigrat Town, Adigrat ,Tigray ,Ethiopia, 2019. Methods and materials: Community based Cross-sectional study was conducted from Nov 2018 to January 2019 in Adigrat Town. We used a Systematic random sampling technique and 389 were selected for the study area. 35 items standard questionnaires were used and three grade twelve students were employee to collect the data. Data was checked for completeness, consistency, coded and entered in to SPSS version 22 for analysis and we got ethical clearance from the Adigrat University College of medical health science. Result:-A total of 389 women responded to the questionnaire and its response rate was 100%. And the mean age and standard deviation was 27 (+SD 5.9) years. Majority 319(82%)of them were married.39.8 % of mothers knew the normal (8-10) breastfeeding practice and 96.9% mothers initiated breast feeding with in the fi rst one hour. 96.1 % used new blade to cut the umbilical cord and only 54.2% correctly reported that umbilical stump should be uncovered. 96.6% applied substances identifi ed by the mothers were butter.55% of mothers reported that baby should be bath after 24 hours of delivery. the modes of keeping the baby warmed by cloth before the expulsion of the placenta was 89.5%. Conclusion and recommendation:-Marital status, gravidity and parity have signifi cant association with newborn care. The Town health offi ce should use multi-gravida mothers to share their experience on newborn care practice for primi-gradiva as health development army. Research Article Prevalence of new born care practice and its associated factors among women who gave birth in the last one year in Adigrattown, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018/19 Citation: Teferi M, Teferi M, Ayalew A (2020) Prevalence of new born care practice and its associated factors among women who gave birth in the last one year in Citation: Teferi M, Teferi M, Ayalew A (2020) Prevalence of new born care practice and its associated factors among women who gave birth in the last one year in
doi:10.17352/2455-5479.000086 fatcat:uron2y54anan5jggdfvsb5dy2i