Factors associated with maternal knowledge of newborn care among hospital-delivered mothers in Sri Lanka.

@article{Senarath2007FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with maternal knowledge of newborn care among hospital-delivered mothers in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Upul Senarath and Dulitha N Fernando and Graham Vimpani and Ishani Rodrigo},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 8},
  pages={823-30}
}
The aim of this study was to assess mothers' knowledge on newborn care as well as factors associated with poor knowledge. A cross-sectional study sampled 446 mother-newborn pairs from five hospitals in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka by stratified random sampling. Maternal knowledge on newborn care was assessed using a questionnaire with 50 statements via exit interview. A knowledge score was created by allocating 1 point for each correct response, which was dichotomised as 'satisfactory' or… CONTINUE READING
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