Knowledge on Neonatal Danger Sign and Associated Factors among Mothers who Give Birth in Arerti General Hospital, Ethiopia from September, 2017- September 2018
ARC Journal of Nursing and Healthcare
Newborn danger signs is a major challenge to negotiate successfully from intra-uterine to extrauterine life of the new-born. Danger signs in the neonatal period (0-28 days) are nonspecific and can be a manifestation of almost any newborn disease. The Aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge of neonatal danger signs and associated factors among mothers who give birth. Facility based cross sectional study was conducted and data was collected by using structured questionnaire. A
... estionnaire. A total of 190 mothers were involved and the data was analyzed by using SPSS version 21. P-value less than or equal to 0.05 was considered as statistically significant difference. The response rate was 182 (95.8%). From all 182 mothers interviewed, only 87(47.8%) of respondents were knowledgeable about Newborn danger sign. The most common source of information was health professionals (92%) at the health facility. The most common danger sign recognized by mothers were persistent vomiting 136(74.7%), Lethargy/unconsciousness134 (73.6%), Poor sucking/Unable to feed 127(69.8%), but 53(29.1%) of mothers did not heard about all of the neonatal danger signs. The odds of diploma/degree holders postnatal mothers were 57.75 times knowledgeable than as compared with those who were not literate. In general the magnitude of the knowledge of the postnatal mothers was good and majority of the health professionals had commitment to provide information on the neonatal dangers signs for mothers.