Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital

İzmir, Turkey

Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Sutcuoglu S.,Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital | Dursun S.,Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital | Halicioglu O.,Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital | Ozturk C.,Ministry of Health Izmir Tepecik Research and Teaching Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine | Year: 2012

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of mothers on neonatal jaundice. Methods: This study was conducted on 161 mothers who had given birth to healthy newborns at Izmir Aegean Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital between January 2010 and April 2010. A questionnaire was used to assess the mothers' knowledge on neonatal jaundice. Knowledge was evaluated as "sufficient" or "insufficient" based on responses. Sufficiently informed mothers were compared with insufficiently informed group for the knowledge level about neonatal jaundice. Results: The rate of insufficiently informed mothers was 53.6%. Logistic regression analysis showed that education level and having a previous offspring with jaundice were independent variables affecting the mothers' knowledge level. Low education level was found to increase the probability of the mothers' knowledge level to be insufficient by 2.1 folds (OR 2.1, 95% CI 1.3-3.4; p = 0.003). Being informed beforehand by a previous offspring with jaundice increased the probability of the mothers' knowledge to be sufficient by twofolds (OR 2, 95% CI 1.1-3.7; p = 0.03). Conclusion: It is found that the mothers' knowledge about neonatal jaundice is insufficient. Maternal education level and having a previous offspring with jaundice are major factors affecting the knowledge of the mothers on hyperbilirubinemia. © 2012 Informa UK, Ltd.


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Type: Journal Article | Journal: The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians | Year: 2012

To evaluate the knowledge of mothers on neonatal jaundice.This study was conducted on 161 mothers who had given birth to healthy newborns at Izmir Aegean Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital between January 2010 and April 2010. A questionnaire was used to assess the mothers knowledge on neonatal jaundice. Knowledge was evaluated as sufficient or insufficient based on responses. Sufficiently informed mothers were compared with insufficiently informed group for the knowledge level about neonatal jaundice.The rate of insufficiently informed mothers was 53.6%. Logistic regression analysis showed that education level and having a previous offspring with jaundice were independent variables affecting the mothers knowledge level. Low education level was found to increase the probability of the mothers knowledge level to be insufficient by 2.1 folds (OR 2.1, 95% CI 1.3-3.4; p = 0.003). Being informed beforehand by a previous offspring with jaundice increased the probability of the mothers knowledge to be sufficient by twofolds (OR 2, 95% CI 1.1-3.7; p = 0.03).It is found that the mothers knowledge about neonatal jaundice is insufficient. Maternal education level and having a previous offspring with jaundice are major factors affecting the knowledge of the mothers on hyperbilirubinemia.

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