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Mothers perspective and practice towards cord care in children specialist hospital center, Igboro, Kwara state

 Department: Nursing Science  
 By: usericon iamjahmeyou  

 Project ID: 6602
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Umbilical cord care is the most essential care given to the umbilical stump of the newborn in the first few days of extrauterine life before the fall of the cord and immediately after the fall. Despite this cord care infection is still prevalent in developing countries because of high rates of unhygienic cord care practices. This study aimed to determine mothers' perceptive and practices towards cord care in Children Specialist Hospital, Centre Igboro, Ilorin, Kwara State. A descriptive research design was adopted 60 respondents were selected using convenient sampling techniques. A self-designed questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents and data were analyzed using SPSS 20.  Majority of the respondents (93.22%) agreed that the area of the cord stump should be washed carefully with water and dried, and 15.25% of them delivered their baby at home. Majority of them (93.44%) said their baby’s umbilical cord was cut immediately after delivery, while 22.03% said a razor blade was used in cutting the umbilical cord. 33(60%) of them hand an overall good practice of umbilical cord care and 39 (78.0%) had a good perception of it. It was concluded that there were no significant association between the practice and perspective of mothers on cord care and socio-demographic characteristics.  There is a high rate of use of potentially harmful substances for cord care. In conclusion, there is a need for continuing education and sensitization by health workers as regards mothers' good understanding of cord care practices so as to prevent complications like sepsis and death. Keywords: perspective, practice, cord care and mothers ...
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