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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161250
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rural Jordanian Mothers' Knowledge and Cultural Infant Care Practices
Abstract:
Rural Jordanian Mothers' Knowledge and Cultural Infant Care Practices
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Abuidhail, Jamila, Master degree
P.I. Institution Name:Glasgow Caledonian University/ UK
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Community Health, Glasgow, Scotland, G41 3LJ, United Kingdom
Introduction and Background: Exploring cultural beliefs, knowledge of infant care and breastfeeding in the postpartum period is essential to explain and understand the mothers' practices in the postpartum period. In Jordan -one of the most modern countries in the Middle East- the usage of perinatal services by Jordanian mothers in the urban areas is greater than rural areas (MOH 2004). In addition, postnatal services are not well utilized by Jordanian rural mothers. Therefore, mothers in the rural areas need to increase their awareness about the importance of reproductive health services/ postnatal care for their infants'. Objective: the study objective is to explore and analyse the cultural beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers regarding infant care and breastfeeding during the postpartum period. Methodology: an ethnographic approach was used to explore, understand and critique the cultural health beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers through postpartum period in relation to infant care within a cultural context. Sample: A convenience sample consisting of 13 postpartum mothers from four rural areas in the North and East Badiah of Jordan (Mafraq Governorate) were selected. Data collection and analysis: data were collected using a semi- structured interview schedule and via direct observation methods. A thematic analysis was used to derive patterns in the data and to describe and explain the cultural beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers. Findings: the study's findings showed that the educational level of the mother affects her compliance with postnatal care, also the educational level affects behaviours related to seeking health information about infant care. Rural Jordanian mothers who had lower educational levels followed cultural practices based on cultural beliefs rather than available health information. Conclusion: health education about postnatal care by the health care professionals has to be re-emphasized to the rural Jordanian mothers. This presentation will give an overview of the study's findings to understand the cultural practices of infant in rural Jordanian areas.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRural Jordanian Mothers' Knowledge and Cultural Infant Care Practicesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161250-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rural Jordanian Mothers' Knowledge and Cultural Infant Care Practices</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Abuidhail, Jamila, Master degree</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Glasgow Caledonian University/ UK</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Community Health, Glasgow, Scotland, G41 3LJ, United Kingdom</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jamila302000@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction and Background: Exploring cultural beliefs, knowledge of infant care and breastfeeding in the postpartum period is essential to explain and understand the mothers' practices in the postpartum period. In Jordan -one of the most modern countries in the Middle East- the usage of perinatal services by Jordanian mothers in the urban areas is greater than rural areas (MOH 2004). In addition, postnatal services are not well utilized by Jordanian rural mothers. Therefore, mothers in the rural areas need to increase their awareness about the importance of reproductive health services/ postnatal care for their infants'. Objective: the study objective is to explore and analyse the cultural beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers regarding infant care and breastfeeding during the postpartum period. Methodology: an ethnographic approach was used to explore, understand and critique the cultural health beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers through postpartum period in relation to infant care within a cultural context. Sample: A convenience sample consisting of 13 postpartum mothers from four rural areas in the North and East Badiah of Jordan (Mafraq Governorate) were selected. Data collection and analysis: data were collected using a semi- structured interview schedule and via direct observation methods. A thematic analysis was used to derive patterns in the data and to describe and explain the cultural beliefs, knowledge, and practices of rural Jordanian mothers. Findings: the study's findings showed that the educational level of the mother affects her compliance with postnatal care, also the educational level affects behaviours related to seeking health information about infant care. Rural Jordanian mothers who had lower educational levels followed cultural practices based on cultural beliefs rather than available health information. Conclusion: health education about postnatal care by the health care professionals has to be re-emphasized to the rural Jordanian mothers. This presentation will give an overview of the study's findings to understand the cultural practices of infant in rural Jordanian areas.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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