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mokhtari Z, mir haghjo N, reza masuoleh S, kazemnezhad A. Survey method of health care providing to children less than one year in health ‎departments. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (1) :31-36
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Survey method of health care providing to children less than one year in health departments

By: Mokhtari. Z. MSN, Mirhaghjoo. N. MS in Midwifery, Masouleh. Sh. MSN,

 Kazemnejad, A. PhD


Introduction: Health care providing to children with optimal quality is part of maternal and child health program that its quality performance causes reduced mortality, complication and health maintenance. Thus evaluating these care and promotion of health care providers, performance and its quality certainly will have effective role in maternal child well – being.

Objective: This research aimed to determine method of health care providing to children less than one year was done.

Methods: This study is a cross – sectional descriptive research and in this research 97 employees of health centers were observed during offering health care to 291 infants specially growth monitoring and vaccination. Health centers were selected through cluster sampling and staff selected with census. Data collection tool was a questionnaire including two sections. The first part included demographics completed by sample and second part included checklist related to growth monitoring and vaccination completed through observation. Analysis of data was done by descriptive statistics (Mean and Deviation) and deductive statistics (X2- test and Pearson’s correlation).

Result: Research finding about sample demographic characteristics showed that most of them (%52/6) were between 35 – 44 and most of them (%92/8) didnt have a child under one year. Most of them participated in re – education related to growth monitoring and vaccination and most of them (%44/3) provided favorable health care related to vaccination and growth monitoring.

Conclusion: Results showed that there was a significant correlation between age, children educational course, studies, record of service in family health care unit and participation in re–education course with method of health care providing to children under one year related growth monitoring and vaccination (P<0/001). But there was no significant correlation between having child under one year and method of care provided to children under one year (P<0/002). Thus most samples (%96) had favorable method in maintaining cold chain system.

Key words: Infant care, Infant vaccination, Child growth, Health care personnel

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/16 | Published: 2014/08/16

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