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dc.contributor.authorAuguste, AA
dc.contributor.authorKimiywe, J
dc.contributor.authorMunyaka, A
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-30T13:13:07Z
dc.date.available2023-06-30T13:13:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationAuguste AA, Kimiywe J, Munyaka A. Health Workers Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Nutrition Information in Mother Child Health Handbook in Turkana West Sub-County, Kenya: A Cross Sectional Study. J Pediatr Womens Healthcare. 2019; 2(2): 1017.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2643-797X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26030
dc.descriptionarticleen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Mother Child Health (MCH) handbook has been used worldwide to improve maternal and child health. Despite advancement in antenatal and postnatal care; inadequate services in low-income nations hinders progress. Kenya introduced the handbook to improve MCH service integration and key nutrition indicators. With limited studies on the handbook in Kenya the study aimed to assess Health Worker’s (HWs) knowledge, attitudes and practices on nutrition information in the handbook. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 22 health facilities conveniently sampled for utilizing the MCH handbook in Turkana West Sub-county, Kenya. A total of 68 Health Worker’s (HWs) were exhaustively sampled from the health facilities. Systematic random sampling was further used to identify 219 caregivers whose MCH handbooks were reviewed for HWs documentation of nutrition information/services and Focused Group Discussion (FGD) conducted with them on nutrition information/services received. SPSS version 22 was used to analyze data and Chi-square test to test the relationship between variables. Results: Most of the HWs were nurses (38.2%) aged between 25-34 years (64.7%) with majority being males. The HWs mean knowledge, attitude and practice score was 78.40 ± 20.13, 77.75 ± 22.20 and 78.97 ± 15.56 respectively. Majority of the HWs had moderate knowledge (41.2%), displayed positive attitudes (39.7%) and moderate practices (42.6%). Conclusion: Despite their positive attitudes, HWs failed to display optimal practices due to insufficient knowledge. The study recommends Ministry of health to provide nutrition training and support supervision for HWs to improve use of nutrition information and services in the handbook.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherScience Forecast Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectMaternal and child health handbooken_US
dc.subjectHealth workersen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectAttitudeen_US
dc.subjectpracticeen_US
dc.titleHealth Workers Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Nutrition Information in Mother Child Health Handbook in Turkana West Sub-County, Kenya: A Cross Sectional Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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