Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2017

AN ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE OF SLUM AREA WOMEN REGARDING NEWBORN CHILD CARE IN JAIPUR

Neelam Jain, Kesar Chayal

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 Health of the future citizens depends on the care we are giving to our children today. Newborn babies constitute the foundation of life.  Present study was an attempt to assess the knowledge and practices, followed by slum area women regarding newborn care.  The study was conducted at purposively selected, Sanjay nagar bhatta  kachhi basti  in Jaipur city. A total number of 50 women from selected slum area in the  age of 15–45 and who had at least one child in the age of 0–28 days were selected for the study. The data were collected through structured interview schedule to assess their knowledge and practices regarding newborn care. Results reveal that majority( 58%) of the slum area mother possessed low knowledge regarding various aspects like physical function, cord care, feeding etc of the newborn care.  Further, it was also observed that majority (58%) of slum area women poorly followed general hygiene, feeding and health care practices. Age, income, occupation and educational status of the respondents and ordinal position of newborn baby were significantly influenced the level of knowledge and practices followed by slum area women regarding newborn care.

 

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Neelam Jain, Kesar Chayal, AN ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE OF SLUM AREA WOMEN REGARDING NEWBORN CHILD CARE IN JAIPUR, Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 7 | Issue : 1 | JANUARY 2017


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