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Prevention against diarrhoea in children; a study on what and to what extent nurses inform women

Evertsson, Hennie M. K. and Flodberg, Ida K. (2008)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Despite that diarrhoea accounts for 16.5 percent of the total child mortality in Kenya little is known about how nurses work to prevent diarrhoea. The aim of the study was to investigate what kind of information and to what extent nurses inform women how they can prevent diarrhoea in their children. The study was performed in three phases. In the first phase scientific articles on diarrhoeal prevention was reviewed in order to construct a valid instrument for observational measurements. In the second phase 32 none-participant observations were made on what nurses inform women about concerning diarrhoeal prevention. In this phase nurses were also asked additional questions. In the third phase the data from these data collections were... (More)
Despite that diarrhoea accounts for 16.5 percent of the total child mortality in Kenya little is known about how nurses work to prevent diarrhoea. The aim of the study was to investigate what kind of information and to what extent nurses inform women how they can prevent diarrhoea in their children. The study was performed in three phases. In the first phase scientific articles on diarrhoeal prevention was reviewed in order to construct a valid instrument for observational measurements. In the second phase 32 none-participant observations were made on what nurses inform women about concerning diarrhoeal prevention. In this phase nurses were also asked additional questions. In the third phase the data from these data collections were analyzed. Only a small number of preventative information was given to women during observations. Therefore the conclusion was drawn that women coming to the hospital are unlikely to get sufficient information about diarrhoeal prevention. (Less)
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author
Evertsson, Hennie M. K. and Flodberg, Ida K.
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alternative title
A Minor Field Study at a sub-district hospital in Kenya.
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
nursing, diarrhoea, prevention, child mortality, Kenya
language
English
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2530014
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2012-05-04 14:25:34
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  abstract     = {Despite that diarrhoea accounts for 16.5 percent of the total child mortality in Kenya little is known about how nurses work to prevent diarrhoea. The aim of the study was to investigate what kind of information and to what extent nurses inform women how they can prevent diarrhoea in their children. The study was performed in three phases. In the first phase scientific articles on diarrhoeal prevention was reviewed in order to construct a valid instrument for observational measurements. In the second phase 32 none-participant observations were made on what nurses inform women about concerning diarrhoeal prevention. In this phase nurses were also asked additional questions. In the third phase the data from these data collections were analyzed. Only a small number of preventative information was given to women during observations. Therefore the conclusion was drawn that women coming to the hospital are unlikely to get sufficient information about diarrhoeal prevention.},
  author       = {Evertsson, Hennie M. K. and Flodberg, Ida K.},
  keyword      = {nursing, diarrhoea, prevention, child mortality, Kenya},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prevention against diarrhoea in children; a study on what and to what extent nurses inform women},
  year         = {2008},
}