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Factors influence on Primigravida’s knowledge regarding exclusive breastfeeding benefits in Maternity Teaching Hospital: Erbil city - Kurdistan region – Iraq
العوامل المؤثرة على معرفة الحوامل لاول مرة فيما يتعلق بفوائد الرضاعة الطبيعية الحصرية في مستشفى الولادة التعليمي: مدينة أربيل - إقليم كوردستان - العراق

Author: Shukir Saleem Hasan
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2016 Volume: 20 Issue: 3 Pages: 1505-1512
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية

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Background and objective: A wealth of evidence demonstrates that exclusive breastfeeding provides numerous short-and long-term benefits for both mother and child. This study aimed to find out the association between socio-demographic characteristics and to predict the associated factors which influence on the knowledge of primigravidas.Methods: A Hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Maternity Teaching Hospital in Erbil city, Iraq, during the period from March 23rd, to July 1st, 2015. A convenience sample of 180 primigravidas was included in the study. Data were collected by using a questionnaire. Chi-square test and linear regression were used to investigate the significance association and predict the factors associated with knowledge.Results: The study found that most of the primigravidas were between 17 and 23 years old, housewives, primary school graduates, and living in low socio-economic status. The statistically significant association existed between age, education, socio-economic status and occupation of respondents with their knowledge. Linear regression predicted that the age and occupation were two factors associated with primigravida’s knowledge.Conclusion: Primigravida pregnant in Erbil city demonstrated poor knowledge concerning breastfeeding benefits, the study found a significant association between some of the variables with primigravidas knowledge and age and occupation were two factors which influenced primigravidas knowledge.


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Home care management among mothers having children with cerebral palsy in Erbil city
الرعاية المنزلية بين الأمهات اللائي لديهن أطفال مصابون بالشلل الدماغي في مدينة أربيل

Author: Shukir Saleem Hasan
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2014 Volume: 18 Issue: 2 Pages: 702-709
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية

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Background and objective: Care for children with disabilities is often neglected and ignored. It tend not to be taken outside the home because of embarrassment and potential teasing and ridicule from others. Home care is the best way to provide daily care and management for children with chronic disabilities. This study was designed to assess the practices of mothers of children affected by cerebral palsy regarding home care management in Erbil city/Iraqi Kurdistan region.Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out during the period from July 1, to September 1, 2012. A convenience sample was taken, involving 100 mothers whom weekly or monthly attended Helena Center for Handicapped Children for physiotherapy and medical managements.Results: The results revealed that less than half of the mothers were between 24-30 years old, half of them were illiterate, most of them were living with low socioeconomic status, and more than half were living in urban areas. The highest percentage of cerebral palsy children were in toddler developmental stage, the majority complained of spastic type. The present study found that there was significant association between mothers’ age and dental/oral care. There was also significant association between socio-economic status with both of dental/oral care and child safety. There were highly significant association between ages of cerebral palsy children with maintained oral care and hygiene, nutrition, hydration care and constipation. There was significant association between types of cerebral palsy and communication.Conclusion: The finding of the study refers that the mothers having cerebral palsy child, complained of inadequate skills concerning home care management, and the study recommends a comprehensive health education program for mothers having cerebral palsy child.


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Physical problems among leukemic adolescent patients undergoing chemotherapy in Erbil city
مشاكل جسدية بين مرضى المراهقين المصابين بابيضاض الدم الخاضعين للعلاج الكيميائي في مدينة أربيل

Authors: Mouroge Hashim Al-Ani --- Kareema Ahmad Hussein --- Shukir Saleem Hasan
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2013 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 273-279
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية

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