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Mohammed Kassim N, Fadhil Obaid A, Abdulameer Abdulrasol Z. The Traditional Practices of Mothers in Caring of Neonates Affected by Hyperbilirubinemia. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (4)
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1- Assistant. Prof., Pediatric Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq.
2- Assistant. Lect., Pediatric Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq.
3- 3Assistant. Lect., Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq.
Abstract:   (529 Views)
Objectives:  The aims of the current study were to identify the mothers' traditional practice concerns with caring for newborns with jaundice and to determine the association between mothers’ practices and demographic characteristics.
Methods: The cross-sectional design was conducted on non- probability (purposive sampling) who were selected and consisted of (100) mothers from in-patient pediatric wards of Babylon teaching hospital for maternal and pediatric. Data were collected by applying the adopted tool, which includes three parts: demographic data sheet related to mothers and children, items related to mothers' knowledge concerning neonatal jaundice and the third part items related to mother’s knowledge and home practices concerning neonatal jaundice. Data were analyzed using the SPSS version 22.
Results: Results shows that most of the mothers' age (67%) were between 29 or fewer years, and (10%) of the mother's educational level was. Also this study shows the highest percentage (87%) of mothers who agree that jaundice is a common problem for neonates, the lowest rate (25%) of mothers who do not agree that ( jaundice is abnormal if it occurs within the first 36 hours) , the lowest proportion (17%) of mothers who do not agree that (maternal and fetal blood group differences lead to jaundice), a higher rate (47%) for mothers who are uncertain about  (severe jaundice can lead to deafness), a higher rate (78%) for mothers who agree (phototherapy is the treatment for jaundice).
Discussion: The majority of respondents included in the study were aged 29 years or less, whereas the majority of them adopted (breast and formula) as the type of feeding. The most recognizable outcome in achieving the goals revealed fair knowledge and practices of mothers concerning traditional caring for neonates with jaundice.
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2021/10/2 | Accepted: 2021/10/20 | Published: 2021/12/19

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