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Kangaroo Mother Care in a Mozambican perinatal ward: a clinical case study
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd. (ICU/CHILD)
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6910-7047
2012 (English)In: African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, ISSN 1759-7374, Vol. 6, no 1, 21-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) was first introduced in Mozambique in 1984. The aim of this study was to describe Mozambican mothers’ experiences of going through admission, passing from an intensive care ward to a nursery ward with their premature baby, undergoing KMC training before early discharge. A clinical case study was conducted, involving naturalistic observations and a face-to-face interview with 41 mothers participating to complete a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and manifest content analysis were used in this study. The results show that the mothers were of low socio-economic standing and felt that they did not have enough information on KMC. The hierarchical organization within the hospital setting as well as communalistic behaviours influenced the mothers’ support of KMC, including information, communication, relationships and actions. The conclusion is that there is an important challenge for trained neonatal nurses to improve the guidelines for KMC and to empower mothers and their families to adopt KMC.

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2012. Vol. 6, no 1, 21-27 p.
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Kangaroo Mother Care, Mozambique, Neonatal care
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Health and Welfare
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14562DOI: 10.12968/ajmw.2012.6.1.21OAI: diva2:732600
Available from: 2014-07-04 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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