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Assessment of Knowledge and Practice of Essential Newborn Care and Associated Factors Among Nurses and Midwives Working at Health Centers in Jimma Zone, Oromia Regional State, South West of Ethiopia, 2016

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dc.contributor.advisor Demisse, Asrat ( Assistant Professor)
dc.contributor.author Bereka, Bayisa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-06T05:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-06T05:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/6770
dc.description.abstract Background- In Ethiopia, institutionalization of deliveries are happening at a fast pace. Assessing the knowledge and practice of midwives and nurses in these institutions is a priority in this current scenario. The initial adaptations by the baby at the time of birth should be facilitated by the midwives by giving essential newborn care. Therefore, this study is aimed to identify whether there is knowledge and performance gap on essential newborn care among the study participants. Objective- The objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practice of essential newborn care and associated factors among Nurses and midwives working at health centers of Jimma Zone. Methods- Quantitative cross-sectional facility based study design was conducted on midwives and nurses working at health centers of Jimma Zone. Simple random sampling method was used to select the estimated 279 study participants from those who provides delivery and neonatal care. Self-administer questionnaires was distributed to participants to collect data and facilitated by data collectors. The data was entered to EpiData Manager and exported to statistical package for social sciences version 20 and analyzed. Finally, the results was illustrated in the form of text, tables and graphs. Results-The mean knowledge score of study participants was 23.27 out of the 35 points. The study revealed that 52.2% and 47.8% of the respondents had good and poor knowledge about essential newborn care respectively. The mean score of practice of essential newborn care was 32.82 out of the total 48 points and 51.1% and 48.9% of the respondents had good and poor level of practice respectively. Field of study, educational level, interest to work in delivery room, in-service training were significantly associated with level of essential newborn care practice. Conclusion and recommendation- Even though the study population had good knowledge and practice of essential newborn care in general, they had poor knowledge and practice on some components of essential newborn care. Level of education, interest to work in delivery room, in- service training on newborn care and level of knowledge were found to be independent predictors of practice. Hence, strengthening of practical based in-service training and areas those should be emphasized, priority should be given for those trained to give delivery and newborn care service, and incorporation of all components of essential newborn care in curriculum were recommended. Key words-knowledge, practice, essential newborn care, midwives, nurses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Essential newborn care en_US
dc.subject Midwives en_US
dc.subject Nurses en_US
dc.title Assessment of Knowledge and Practice of Essential Newborn Care and Associated Factors Among Nurses and Midwives Working at Health Centers in Jimma Zone, Oromia Regional State, South West of Ethiopia, 2016 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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