Postnatal Mothers’ Competence On Kangaroo Mother Care And Its Associated Health Outcomes Of Preterm Babies In Central Zone Tanzania: Analytical Crosssection Study

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Background: There is slower progress on decreasing preterm deaths despite of essential newborn care intervention in Tanzania. About 24% of neonatal deaths in Tanzania occur due to prematurity related complications. The competence regarding Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) among postnatal mothers and associated health outcomes of preterm babies in central zone is unknown. Therefore the study was aimed to assess competence of postnatal mothers on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and health outcomes of the preterm babies.

Methods: Thestudy design was an analytical cross sectional involved 363 mothers of preterm babies from three Referral Regional Hospitals in Central zone. Face to face interview using structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was analyzed by using SPSS v23. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the distribution of the entire study variable while the inferential statistics helped to analyze the influence of KMC mothers competence on weight gain and hypothermia among preterm babies and the level of significance was set at two side of less than 0.05

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APA

Library, T. & CHAMHENE, N (2021). Postnatal Mothers’ Competence On Kangaroo Mother Care And Its Associated Health Outcomes Of Preterm Babies In Central Zone Tanzania: Analytical Crosssection Study. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/postnatal-mothers-competence-on-kangaroo-mother-care-and-its-associated-health-outcomes-of-preterm-babies-in-central-zone-tanzania-analytical-crosssection-study

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Library, The Public Access, and NAOMI CHAMHENE "Postnatal Mothers’ Competence On Kangaroo Mother Care And Its Associated Health Outcomes Of Preterm Babies In Central Zone Tanzania: Analytical Crosssection Study" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/postnatal-mothers-competence-on-kangaroo-mother-care-and-its-associated-health-outcomes-of-preterm-babies-in-central-zone-tanzania-analytical-crosssection-study. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.

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Library, The Public Access, and NAOMI CHAMHENE . "Postnatal Mothers’ Competence On Kangaroo Mother Care And Its Associated Health Outcomes Of Preterm Babies In Central Zone Tanzania: Analytical Crosssection Study". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Apr. 2021. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/postnatal-mothers-competence-on-kangaroo-mother-care-and-its-associated-health-outcomes-of-preterm-babies-in-central-zone-tanzania-analytical-crosssection-study >.

Chicago

Library, The Public Access and CHAMHENE, NAOMI . "Postnatal Mothers’ Competence On Kangaroo Mother Care And Its Associated Health Outcomes Of Preterm Babies In Central Zone Tanzania: Analytical Crosssection Study" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/postnatal-mothers-competence-on-kangaroo-mother-care-and-its-associated-health-outcomes-of-preterm-babies-in-central-zone-tanzania-analytical-crosssection-study