Narayan Subedi

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BACKGROUND Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices differ in communities due to difference in knowledge, culture, health service utilization, and other socio-economic factors. The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and practices of Chepang mothers on ICYF and their correlates. METHODS Cross sectional descriptive study was(More)
BACKGROUND Skilled birth attendants (SBAs) provide important interventions that improve maternal and neonatal health and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. However, utilization and coverage of services by SBAs remain poor, especially in rural and remote areas of Nepal. This study examined the characteristics associated with utilization of SBA services(More)
BACKGROUND This study was carried out to assess physical activity level and identify associated factors among higher secondary school students in Banke district, Nepal. METHODS A school-based, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 405 students studying in grades 11 and 12 in 7 higher secondary schools selected randomly. A self-administered(More)
Background Although skilled birth care contributes significantly to the prevention of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality, utilization of such care is poor in mid- and far-western Nepal. This study explored the perceptions of service users and providers regarding barriers to skilled birth care. Design We conducted 24 focus group discussions, 12(More)
BACKGROUND Leisure-time physical activity is essential for healthy and physically active life; however, this domain of physical activity is less common in developing countries. Information on leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Nepalese population is not available. The study was carried out to assess leisure time physical activity(More)
BACKGROUND Nepal is on track to achieve MDG 5 but there is a huge sub-national disparity with existing high maternal mortality in western and hilly regions. The national priority is to reduce this disparity to achieve the goal at sub-national level. Evidences from developing countries show that increasing utilization of skilled attendant at birth is an(More)
Skilled birth attendant (SBA) utilization is low in remote and rural areas of Nepal. We designed and implemented an evaluation to assess the effectiveness of a five-component intervention that addressed previously identified barriers to SBA services in mid- and far-western Nepal. We randomly and equally allocated 36 village development committees with low(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature to identify the correlates of mobile screen media use among children aged 8 years and less. SETTING Home or community-based studies were included in this review while child care or school-based studies were excluded. PARTICIPANTS Children aged 8 years or less were the study(More)
INTRODUCTION Higher price of cardiovascular drugs is one of the reasons for high out-of-pocket expenditure in cardiovascular care. The objective of the study was to determine the price variation in commonly available cardiovascular drugs between public and private hospital pharmacies in Nepal. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 3 public and(More)
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