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Communication between nurses and mothers concerning prevention of malnutrition among newborn children

Jogeland, Lina and Lundström, Maja (2008)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Childhood malnutrition is a considerable health problem in developing countries. The study took place in Kerala, India. The aim of the study was to describe the communication between nurses and mothers concerning prevention of child-malnutrition, in aspects of how this communication was carried out and what information was given. A qualitative study was performed with unstructured interviews and processed by using Burnard’s content analysis. The sample was ten nurses working with child- and maternity healthcare. Results showed that promotion of breast-feeding was the most important finding in the study. Also how to start giving the baby solid foods, importance of nutrient foods and the mothers’ wellbeing were other aspects. Way of... (More)
Childhood malnutrition is a considerable health problem in developing countries. The study took place in Kerala, India. The aim of the study was to describe the communication between nurses and mothers concerning prevention of child-malnutrition, in aspects of how this communication was carried out and what information was given. A qualitative study was performed with unstructured interviews and processed by using Burnard’s content analysis. The sample was ten nurses working with child- and maternity healthcare. Results showed that promotion of breast-feeding was the most important finding in the study. Also how to start giving the baby solid foods, importance of nutrient foods and the mothers’ wellbeing were other aspects. Way of communication, as giving support and adjust information, was in addition a major finding. (Less)
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Jogeland, Lina and Lundström, Maja
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organization
alternative title
An interview study in Kerala, India.
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
nursing, malnutrition, prevention, communication, India
language
English
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2530150
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2012-05-04 14:25:34
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  abstract     = {Childhood malnutrition is a considerable health problem in developing countries. The study took place in Kerala, India. The aim of the study was to describe the communication between nurses and mothers concerning prevention of child-malnutrition, in aspects of how this communication was carried out and what information was given. A qualitative study was performed with unstructured interviews and processed by using Burnard’s content analysis. The sample was ten nurses working with child- and maternity healthcare. Results showed that promotion of breast-feeding was the most important finding in the study. Also how to start giving the baby solid foods, importance of nutrient foods and the mothers’ wellbeing were other aspects. Way of communication, as giving support and adjust information, was in addition a major finding.},
  author       = {Jogeland, Lina and Lundström, Maja},
  keyword      = {nursing, malnutrition, prevention, communication, India},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Communication between nurses and mothers concerning prevention of malnutrition among newborn children},
  year         = {2008},
}