Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Care-Givers Of Children In Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmme In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT

Complementary feeding is the greatest contributor to health and nutrition status of infants and young children. Malnutrition remains one of the greatest concerns in SubSaharan Africa region. In Kenya, national findings show inappropriate complementary feeding practices. Out-patient therapeutic programmes (OTPs) have been established to address severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6-59 months of age. There are 6 OTP centres in Kamukunji sub-county in, Nairobi County. There is limited information on the knowledge, attitude and practices on complementary feeding among the caregivers of the children admitted into OTP centres. The main purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on complementary feeding among care-givers of children 6-23 months of age admitted into OTP centres in Kamukunji sub-County. The study adopted a cross-sectional analytical design. An exhaustive sample of 200 caregivers from four OTP centres in Kamukunji sub-county participated in the study. Data was collected from the caregivers using structured researcher-administered questionnaires and focus group discussion (FGD) guide, and from OTP programme staff using Key Informants Interview (KII) guide. Data was analysed using SPSS software (version 22). A p-value of

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APA

ODERA, C (2021). Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Care-Givers Of Children In Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmme In Nairobi City County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/complementary-feeding-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-care-givers-of-children-in-out-patient-therapeutic-programmme-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya

MLA 8th

ODERA, COLLETA "Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Care-Givers Of Children In Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmme In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 29 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/complementary-feeding-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-care-givers-of-children-in-out-patient-therapeutic-programmme-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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ODERA, COLLETA . "Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Care-Givers Of Children In Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmme In Nairobi City County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 29 May. 2021. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/complementary-feeding-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-care-givers-of-children-in-out-patient-therapeutic-programmme-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya >.

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ODERA, COLLETA . "Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Among Care-Givers Of Children In Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmme In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/complementary-feeding-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-care-givers-of-children-in-out-patient-therapeutic-programmme-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya