A study to assess knowledge regarding identification of neonatal danger signs among primipara mothers in selected hospital in Siliguri
Keywords:Primipara, Neonatal danger Signs, Knowledge
Background: Newborn mortality is one of the most neglected health problems in the developing world, there are estimated 4 million neonatal deaths worldwide each year. Moreover, it is estimated to account for 40% of under five deaths and two-third of infant deaths.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study included 120 primipara mothers of newborn from 2 to 28Day of life admitted in postnatal ward in Siliguri District hospital during the year 2022 in the month of June. Data was collected using face to face interview method.
Results: The study showed majority of the mothers were having good knowledge 85.83% regarding neonatal danger signs followed by Fair knowledge 9.16% and only 5% of mothers were having Poor knowledge.
Conclusions: Good knowledge of the mothers indicates that mother can identify the danger signs and early treatment makes the good prognosis.
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