An evaluation of the effect of essential newborn care group motivational interviewing health education delivered in a maternity waiting home setting on the mothers' knowledge and practice and on early neonatal morbidity in rural eastern province of Zambia
Menda, Dhally Mutombo
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The study assesses the effect of the Essential Newborn Care family package health education messages delivered to pregnant mothers and their caregivers by the Safe Motherhood Action Groups members (SMAGs) in a Maternity Waiting Home (MWH) setting, using a client centered education methodology that uses the Group Motivational Interviewing philosophy, on the mothers' Essential Newborn Care (ENC) knowledge, mothers' ENC practice, and early neonatal morbidity. The study also explored the prevailing newborn care practices in the mothers' communities, and the mothers' level of satisfaction of the Essential Newborn Care Group Motivational Interviewing Health Education (ENCGMI HE) sessions.