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dc.contributor.authorOwor, Michael O.
dc.contributor.authorMatovu, Joseph K.B.
dc.contributor.authorMurokora, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorWanyenze, Rhoda K.
dc.contributor.authorWaiswa, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-15T12:02:26Z
dc.date.available2022-02-15T12:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationOwor, M. O., Matovu, J. K., Murokora, D., Wanyenze, R. K., & Waiswa, P. (2016). Factors associated with adoption of beneficial newborn care practices in rural eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 16(1), 1-11.10.1186/s12884-016-0874-3en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0874-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2136
dc.description.abstractBeneficial newborn care practices can improve newborn survival. However, little is known about the factors that affect adoption of these practices. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted among 1,616 mothers who had delivered in the past year in two health sub-districts (Luuka and Buyende) in Eastern Uganda. Data collection took place between November and December 2011. Data were collected on socio-demographic and economic characteristics, antenatal care visits, skilled delivery attendance, parity, distance to health facility and early newborn care knowledge and practices. Descriptive statistics were computed to determine the proportion of mothers who adopted beneficial newborn care practices (optimal thermal care; good feeding practices; weighing and immunizing the baby immediately after birth; and good cord care) during the neonatal period. We conducted multivariable logistic regression to assess the covariates of adoption of all beneficial newborn care practices. Analysis was done using STATA statistical software, version 12.1. Results: Of the 1,616 mothers enrolled, 622 (38.5 %) were aged 25-34; 1,472 (91.1 %) were married; 1,096 (67.8 %) had primary education; while 1,357 (84 %) were laborers or peasants. Utilization of all beneficial newborn care practices was 11.7 %; lower in Luuka (9.4 %, n = 797) than in Buyende health sub-district (13.9 %, n = 819; p = 0.005). Good cord care (83.6 % in Luuka; 95 % in Buyende) and immunization of newborn (80.7 % in Luuka; 82.5 % in Buyende) were the most prevalent newborn care practices reported by mothers. At the multivariable analysis, number of ANC visits (3-4 vs. 1-2: Adjusted (Adj.) Odds Ratio (OR) = 1.69, 95 % CI = 1.13, 2.52), skilled delivery (Adj. OR = 2.66, 95 % CI = 1.92, 3.69), socio-economic status (middle vs. low: Adj. OR = 1.57, 95 % CI = 1.09, 2.26) were positively associated with adoption of all beneficial newborn care practices among mothersen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMC pregnancy and childbirthen_US
dc.subjectBeneficial newborn care practicesen_US
dc.subjectMaternal characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectSocio-economic statusen_US
dc.titleFactors associated with adoption of beneficial newborn care practices in rural Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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