Nurses knowledge and attitude towards exclusive breastfeeding in kabompo district.
Kamanga, Starcion S.
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The purpose of the study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes towards exclusive breastfeeding among nurses. A pilot study was conducted at Kabompo district hospital and the actual study was conducted in Kabompo District at two selected hospitals (Kabompo district and Loloma Mission Hospitals respectively). Literature review was based on studies conducted globally, regionally and nationally. It is evident from the previous researches or studies done on this topic that adequate knowledge plays a major role in the dissemination of information. The literature review showed that breastfeeding lacked credibility among nurses. It also revealed a knowledge deficit on exclusive breastfeeding topic. However, no literature on knowledge and attitudes of nurses toward exclusive breastfeeding in Zambia were found. An exploratory descriptive study design was used because it involves systematic collection and analysis of data. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire. A convenient sample of 46 nurses was drawn from both registered and enrolled nurses. Before the analysis, data was checked for consistency and completeness. Data was entered on a data master sheet and analyzed manually with the help of a scientific calculator. The findings have been presented in frequency tables, figures and cross-tabulation tables.
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