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Abdul-Hassan Mumin

University for Development Studies, School of Allied Health, Department of Nursing, Box TL 1350, Tamale, Ghana


  • Original Article   
    Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses in the Tamale Metropolis toward Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)
    Author(s): Sylvia Phaphali Adzitey*, Michael Wombeogo, Abdul-Hassan Mumin and Frederick Adzitey

    Background: The benefits of kangaroo mother care (KMC) will remain untapped if nurses do not demonstrate adequate knowledge and positive attitude toward it. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana towards KMC and its practice. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 67 nurses selected from the four main hospitals in the Tamale Metropolis. A structured questionnaire comprising of both open and close ended questions was used. Data obtained was analysed using SPSS version 17.0. Results: Most of the nurses interviewed were between the ages of 21-30 years (71.6%) and had 1-5 years (76.1%) work experience. Sixty six (98.5%) of the nurses have heard about KMC, 51 (76.1%) had an idea about w.. Read More»

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