Child-rearing practices among migrant mothers of South India: A mixedmethod study

Anupama, DS and Nayak, Baby S and Chakrabarty, Jyothi (2020) Child-rearing practices among migrant mothers of South India: A mixedmethod study. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, 8. pp. 161-165. ISSN 2213-3984

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Objectives:To assess the child-rearing practices among migrant mothers of under-five children and to analyzethe factors influencing the child-rearing practices among these mothers.Methods:A sequential explanatory mixed method study design was used where quantitative (cross-sectionalsurvey) phase was followed the qualitative (grounded theory) phase. The survey was undertaken among therepresentative sample of 320 migrant mothers in the selected migrant areas of Shivamogga District of KarnatakaState. Quantitative Data was collected by using a structured interview wherein qualitative data was collected byconducting an in-depth interview.Results:The study revealed that 255 (79.7%) subjects had scored average in child-rearing practice scores andonly 18 (5.6%) possessed a good score. Mean percentage score of child-rearing practices of migrant mothers ishighest in the area of nurturance and discipline (76.25%) and least (46.3%) in the area of breastfeeding. Only62.8% of the migrant mothers have initiated breastfeeding within half an hour of childbirth. Only 38.7% ofothers gave exclusive breast feeding to their baby. About 45% of mothers have started complimentary feeding totheir babies at six months of age. The qualitative data analysis revealed seven factors that are influencing thechild rearing practices of these mothers. These factors are classified as internal factors and external factors. Theinternal factors are the influence of elders and family, financial problems, acceptance of practice and belief orfolk. The external factors are the availability of health care services, neighbourhood relationship and livingenvironment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child rearing; Transients; Migrants; Mothers
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 07:01
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 07:01

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