Assessing knowledge, attitude and practice on breastfeeding, immunization, and oral care among mothers in Lebanese primary health care centers

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dc.contributor.author El Maaz, Farah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-26T06:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-26T06:49:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-05-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13507
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of oral diseases, out breaks in preventable communicable diseases, and reduced breastfeeding rates in both developed and developing countries are major public health problems. Previous literature tackled knowledge, attitude, and practice (K A P) on breastfeeding, immunization, and oral health showing lots of discrepancies. Therefore, findings from studies showed that these public health problems can be resolved if educational interventions are implemented in all of the three child care practices. The objective of this study examines K, A, P on breastfeeding, immunization, and oral health in Lebanese Primary healthcare centers (PHCC) while examining 2 exposure groups; a group that received education and a group that didn’t. This cross sectional study targeted mothers in 4 Lebanese PHC centers during June and November 2019. A multicomponent questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of participants (N = 1,172). Chi square tests were conducted between exposed and non-exposed groups to education. Factors associated with breastfeeding practice were investigated using multiple logistic regression analysis. The results of the study showed that participants had good immunization practice, yet average knowledge, attitude, and practice in oral health and breastfeeding. The provision of education, having good breastfeeding knowledge indicators, nationality as well as one attitude indicator showed associations with breastfeeding practice. At the end of this study, misconceptions were revealed, as well as low attitude, and reduced practice towards oral health and breastfeeding in mothers attending educational sessions in PHCC. The findings suggest a platform for new community based interventions aiming to enhance breastfeeding rates and reduce dental problems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mothers -- Health and hygiene -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Mothers -- Institutional care -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Maternal health services -- Lebanon -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Assessing knowledge, attitude and practice on breastfeeding, immunization, and oral care among mothers in Lebanese primary health care centers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A cross sectional study en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Nutrition en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201400808 en_US
dc.author.commembers El Rahi, Berna
dc.author.commembers Yammine, Joanne
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 116 leaves) : col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Mattar, Lama
dc.author.advisor Abi Kharma, Joelle
dc.keywords Breastfeeding en_US
dc.keywords Immunization en_US
dc.keywords Oral health en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge en_US
dc.keywords Attitude en_US
dc.keywords Practice en_US
dc.keywords PHC centers en_US
dc.keywords K A P en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 81-95. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.296
dc.author.email farah.elmaaz@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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