The influence of nutrition education on maternal and child health of postpartum women in in the National Referral Hospital, Swaziland

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Title:
The influence of nutrition education on maternal and child health of postpartum women in in the National Referral Hospital, Swaziland
Author(s):
Dlamini, Nomvuzo; Masuku, Sakhile; Tagutanazvo, Oslinah Buru
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Nomvuzo Dlamini, BSN, RN, RM; Sakhile KS Masuku, MS, BSN, RN, RM; Oslinah Tugutanazvo, MSc, BACur, RGN, SCM
Abstract:

Malnutrition is closely linked to maternal and child deaths particularly in developing countries. The causes are linked to inadequate dietary intake and household food security. There is need to improve the nutritional status of women. A cohort of 30 postpartum women staying around Mbabane were offered Nutrition education (NE), however, prior to NE their nutrition KAP was assessed as well as post NE. Collaborations with Nutrition Council involved provision of NE materials and Mbabane Municipality trained some of the postpartum women as trainers on how to establish backyard gardens. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews using an interview guide with items on nutrition KAP. Responses on nutrition KAP were recorded based Likert scales and dietary recall.

On evaluation, scores on nutrition KAP pre and post NE were computed. In terms of mean scores, there was a 16% improvement in nutrition knowledge, 38% in nutrition attitudes and 13% in nutritional practices. The results showed that with adequate knowledge and support postpartum women are willing to improve their nutritional status and engage in livelihoods. Involvement of corporate agencies within communities can contribute to activities targeted at improving the health of women and community.

We recommend incorporating nutrition education in all maternal and child health services and linking this education to livelihoods through intersectoral collaboration. The mentee gained leadership skills mainly through the triad modelling the way and encouraging the heart (KP Model) while organizations realized the importance of collaboration.

Keywords:
Maternal Child Health; Leadership Developement; Nutrition; food security
CINAHL Headings:
Maternal-Child Health; Maternal-Child Health--Swaziland; Leadership; Food Security--Swaziland; Food Security; Nutrition Education; Postnatal Care; Postnatal Care--Swaziland
Repository Posting Date:
10-Jan-2017
Date of Publication:
10-Jan-2017
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
Tau Lambda Conference 2015
Conference Host:
Tau Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Inernational
Conference Location:
Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sponsors:
Johnson & Johnson

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
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dc.titleThe influence of nutrition education on maternal and child health of postpartum women in in the National Referral Hospital, Swazilanden_US
dc.contributor.authorDlamini, Nomvuzoen
dc.contributor.authorMasuku, Sakhileen
dc.contributor.authorTagutanazvo, Oslinah Buruen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsNomvuzo Dlamini, BSN, RN, RM; Sakhile KS Masuku, MS, BSN, RN, RM; Oslinah Tugutanazvo, MSc, BACur, RGN, SCMen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621183-
dc.description.abstract<p>Malnutrition is closely linked to maternal and child deaths particularly in developing countries. The causes are linked to inadequate dietary intake and household food security. There is need to improve the nutritional status of women. A cohort of 30 postpartum women staying around Mbabane were offered Nutrition education (NE), however, prior to NE their nutrition KAP was assessed as well as post NE. Collaborations with Nutrition Council involved provision of NE materials and Mbabane Municipality trained some of the postpartum women as trainers on how to establish backyard gardens. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews using an interview guide with items on nutrition KAP. Responses on nutrition KAP were recorded based Likert scales and dietary recall.</p> <p>On evaluation, scores on nutrition KAP pre and post NE were computed. In terms of mean scores, there was a 16% improvement in nutrition knowledge, 38% in nutrition attitudes and 13% in nutritional practices. The results showed that with adequate knowledge and support postpartum women are willing to improve their nutritional status and engage in livelihoods. Involvement of corporate agencies within communities can contribute to activities targeted at improving the health of women and community.</p> <p>We recommend incorporating nutrition education in all maternal and child health services and linking this education to livelihoods through intersectoral collaboration. The mentee gained leadership skills mainly through the triad modelling the way and encouraging the heart (KP Model) while organizations realized the importance of collaboration.</p>en
dc.subjectMaternal Child Healthen
dc.subjectLeadership Developementen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Healthen
dc.subject.cinahlMaternal-Child Health--Swazilanden
dc.subject.cinahlLeadershipen
dc.subject.cinahlFood Security--Swazilanden
dc.subject.cinahlFood Securityen
dc.subject.cinahlNutrition Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlPostnatal Careen
dc.subject.cinahlPostnatal Care--Swazilanden
dc.date.available2017-01-10T21:32:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-10-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-10T21:32:16Z-
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.nameTau Lambda Conference 2015en
dc.conference.hostTau Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Inernationalen
dc.conference.locationSunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africaen
dc.description.sponsorshipJohnson & Johnsonen
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