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The Effect of Postpartum Home Visits Training Program on Knowledge and Practice of Village Midwives In Aldalanj Locality in Southrn Kurdofan State

The Effect of Postpartum Home Visits Training Program on Knowledge and Practice of Village Midwives In Aldalanj Locality in Southrn Kurdofan State

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Title: The Effect of Postpartum Home Visits Training Program on Knowledge and Practice of Village Midwives In Aldalanj Locality in Southrn Kurdofan State
Author: Kagygy, Saeeda Alsadeg Mohammed
Abstract: Background: Women and care providers pay great attention to pregnancy and labour, while postpartum period has been scarcely cared of. Maternal complications and neonatal morbidity have been commonly observed in the postpartum period. Home visits by skilled midwife will help in detect and manage problems as early as possible. Design: Aquiz- experimental pre-post test. Setting: Study was conducted in Aldalanj city , Altocma Alboog, Alfarshayya, Almalahya, , Cawannas, Akludor and Angarko villages. Objective: To study the effect of postpartum home visits training program on knowledge and practice of village midwives. Methods: A total of 37 village midwives were randomly assigned, two tools were used to collect data structured interviewing questionnaire and observational check list. Data were analyzed by using statistical package for social sciences. Result: Results have shown that the great majority of midwives had poor score of knowledge related to the health problems experienced by the mother during postpartum period in the pre test (78.3%), which was significantly improved in post test (86.4%) with a highly statistical significant differences( P>0.00 (and more than two thirds (62.2%) of midwives had poor score of knowledge related to advices provide to the mother regarding breast engorgement, while these percentages changed to (86%) in the post test. Furthermore more (78.3%) of midwives had poor score of knowledge concerning dangerous signs that appear to the newborn during postpartum period in pre test, while this percentages change to (89.1%) in the post test. Conclusion: Midwives had high score of knowledge in the post test compared with pre test. Hence it was interpreted that postpartum home visits training program was effective.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27031


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