Global Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Judith Kajuju Mukila

Department of Medical, School of Nursing, University of Nairobi, Kenya


  • Research Article   
    Barriers and enablers of implementation of kangaroo mother care in newborn unit in Kiambu level 5 hospital
    Author(s): Judith Kajuju Mukila*

    Background of the study: Kangaroo mother care has been recognized to improve neonatal outcomes by maintaining the infant’s temperature and other vital sign parameters through skin to skin contacts and by providing the benefits of breastfeeding. Objectives: This study intended to assess the enablers and barriers to implementation of Kangaroo mother care among mothers with preterm and low birth weight babies in Kiambu Level 5 hospital, Kiambu County in Kenya. Study methodology: The study employed descriptive cross sectional study design. Random sampling method was used to select 106 mothers with low birth weight and premature babies whose babies have been admitted in the newborn unit in Kiambu level 5 Hospital. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Pretestin.. Read More»

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