Men's and women's knowledge of danger signs relevant to postnatal and neonatal care-seeking: A cross sectional study from Bungoma County, Kenya.
Emma Roney, Christopher Morgan, Daniel Gatungu, Peter Mwaura, Humphrey Mwambeo, Alice Natecho, Liz Comrie-Thomson, Jesse N Gitaka
PLOS ONE | Public Library of Science (PLoS) | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Neonatal and maternal mortality rates remain high in Kenya. Knowledge of neonatal danger signs may reduce delay in deciding to seek care. Evidence is emerging on the influential role of male partners in improving maternal and newborn health. This study analysed the factors that determine men's and women's knowledge and practices in postnatal and neonatal care-seeking, in order to inform design of future interventions. METHODS: A quantitative, cross-sectional study was undertaken in Bungoma County, Kenya. Women who had recently given birth (n = 348) and men whose wives had recently given birth (n = 82) completed questionnaires on knowledge and care-seeking practices relating to th..View full abstract