Knowledge about breastfeeding of children 0-6 months among mothers attending hospital services in Kosovo

South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH)

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title Knowledge about breastfeeding of children 0-6 months among mothers attending hospital services in Kosovo
 
Creator Kamberi, Haxhi
Jerliu, Naim
Kamberi, Safete
Berisha, Idriz
 
Subject breastfeeding
children 0-6 months
knowledge
mothers
Kosovo
women.
 
Description Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and socio-demographic correlates of breastfeeding of children aged 0-6 months among mothers with young children in post-war Kosovo.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Kosovo during the period December 2017 – February 2018 including a representative sample of 201 mothers (aged 29.4±6.0 years) with young children attending hospital services. In addition to socio-demographic data, a structured 13-item questionnaire inquiring about breastfeeding of children aged 0-6 months was administered to all women. A summary score was calculated for all 13 items related to women’s knowledge on breastfeeding (0 denoting incorrect answers to all 13 items, and 13 denoting correct answers to all 13 questions). General linear model was used to assess the association between summary score of the knowledge about breastfeeding and socio-demographic characteristics of the women.  Results: Mean summary score of the 13 items related to knowledge about breastfeeding was 10.3±1.9; median score was 11 (interquartile range: 9-12). In multivariable-adjusted models, the mean summary score of knowledge about breastfeeding of children 0-6 months was slightly but non-significantly higher among “older” women, those residing in urban areas, highly educated women, those currently employed, and women with a higher income level.Conclusion: Generally, the level of knowledge about breastfeeding of children aged 0-6 months was satisfactory among mothers with young children included in this survey in Kosovo. Furthermore, there were seemingly no significant socio-demographic differences in the level of knowledge about breastfeeding of young infants among women in this study carried out in Kosovo.    
 
Publisher Jacobs Verlag
 
Date 2018-07-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/1875
10.4119/seejph-1875
 
Source South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH); Volume X, 2018
South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH); Volume X, 2018
2197-5248
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/1875/1795
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Haxhi Kamberi, Naim Jerliu, Safete Kamberi, Idriz Berisha
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library