Kangaroo Mother Care in a Mozambican perinatal ward: a clinical case study
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 1, 21-27 p.
Kangaroo Mother Care, Mozambique, Neonatal care
Research subject Health and Welfare
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-14562DOI: 10.12968/ajmw.2012.6.1.21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-14562DiVA: diva2:732600