Sociocultural influences on newborn health in the first 6 weeks of life: qualitative study in a fishing village in Karachi, Pakistan

@inproceedings{Premji2014SocioculturalIO,
  title={Sociocultural influences on newborn health in the first 6 weeks of life: qualitative study in a fishing village in Karachi, Pakistan},
  author={Shahirose Sadrudin Premji and Shaneela Sadaruddin Khowaja and Salima Meherali and Rachelle Forgeron},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Given regional variability and minimal improvement in infant mortality rates in Pakistan, this study aimed to explicate sociocultural influences impacting mothers' efforts to maintain or improve newborn health. METHODS We used a qualitative phenomenological approach. A total of 10 mothers and 8 fathers from a fishing village in Karachi, Pakistan were purposefully sampled and interviewed individually. A focus group was undertaken with four grandmothers (primary decision makers… CONTINUE READING

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