The Effect of Neonatal Care Promotion on Increasing Neonatal Care Knowledge and Attitude

  • Intan Silviana Mustikawati
  • Erlina Puspitaloka Mahadewi
  • Mieke Nurmalasari
  • Zelfino
Keywords: neonatal care, health promotion, breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, health cadres, newborn, community

Abstract

Background: Studies have shown the potential for increasing neonatal care practice and reducing neonatal deaths through providing home-based neonatal care. This study aimed to determine the effect of neonatal care promotion by health cadres on increasing neonatal care knowledge and attitude among mothers who had newborns in North Jakarta. Method: This study was quasi-experimental design with one group pre-posttest in 2020. The population in this study were mothers who had newborns in Koja, Cilincing, and Tanjung Priok sub-districts, North Jakarta. A total of 50 mothers were selected. The dependent variables were knowledge and attitude of neonatal care. The independent variable was promotion of neonatal care. Data was collected by questionnaire and it was analyzed using paired-t test. Results: The mean score of neonatal care knowledge was higher after intervention (Mean=16.10; SD=1.11) than before intervention (Mean=13.34; SD=1.14) and it was statistically significant (p < 0.001). The mean score of neonatal care attitude was higher after intervention (Mean=15.38; SD=0.83) than before intervention (Mean=12.48; SD=1.25) and it was statistically significant (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Community based health promotion was one important contributor to the success of neonatal care implementation. Promotion of neonatal care by health cadres in this study improves knowledge and attitude of neonatal care among mothers who had newborns in North Jakarta.
Published
2022-03-24
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Articles