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a study to assess the knowledge regarding newborn care

a study to assess the knowledge regarding newborn care

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Published by: Navjot Brar on Jan 13, 2012
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Background and objectives:
An infant or baby is the very youngoffspringof humans. A newborn is an infant who is within hours, days, or up to a few weeks from birth. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate (from Latin, neonatus,newborn) refers to an infant in the first 28 days of life (from birth up to 4weeks after birth, less than a month old). The term "newborn"includes prematureinfants, post mature infants andfull termnewborns. The term infant is derived from theLatinword infans,meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless." It is typically applied to children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions vary between birth and 3 years of age. "Infant" is also a legal term referring toany child under the age of legal adulthood.
OBJECTIVES:
To assess the knowledge regarding newborn care among primigravida postnatal mothers.
To explore the attitude of mothers towards newborn care.
To assess the relationship between socio-demographic data and theknowledge of mothers regarding newborn care.

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