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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Maternal Nutrition Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Clinics In Public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015

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dc.contributor.advisor Tachbele, Erdaw (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Arega, Mikyas
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-13T07:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-13T07:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/8470
dc.description.abstract Background: Nutrition is a fundamental pillar of human life, health and development throughout the entire life span. Especially Pregnancy is a time of increased energy and nutrient needs for a woman in order to meet the needs of the growing fetus and of maternal tissues associated with pregnancy. However, little has been explored about nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Therefore; this study was conducted to describe the nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices among pregnant women attended selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Objective: The objective of this research was to assess Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding maternal nutrition among pregnant women attending Antenatal care (ANC) clinics in selected Public Hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015. Methods and Materials: An institutional based cross sectional study was complemented to collect relevant data among 322 pregnant women attended ANC clinics in selected public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A simple random sampling procedure was used to select public Hospitals and systematic sampling was used to select pregnant mothers using the hospitals registration list. The data was collected with Interview using a pre tested semi- structured questionnaire from April to May, 2015 Result: The data were analyzed using SPSS version 21. Multiple logistic regressions were run to assess factors that were associated with the dependent variables at P< 0.05 and to control the confounders. This study revealed that among 322 pregnant women only 87(27%), 156(48.4%) and 111(34.5%) of pregnant women had knowledge, favorable attitude and good practices of nutrition during pregnancy. There was a positive significant association between educational status of women, family income, attitude, number of pregnancies and nutrition knowledge during pregnancy. Knowledge had positive significant association with attitude of respondents towards nutrition during pregnancy. Knowledge, family income, husband education and occupation had a positive association with good practices of nutrition during pregnancy Conclusion and Recomendation: The knowledge, attitude and practices of nutrition during pregnancy were relatively low in the study area. The government and the concerned bodies should focus on education and to eradicate poverty. Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Nutrition; Malnutrition; Pregnancy en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Malnutrition en_US
dc.title Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Maternal Nutrition Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Clinics In Public Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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