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Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Mohamad Shariff, Nurasikin and Makhtar, Aniawanis, eds. (2018) Maternal health. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-967-418-746-0

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Abstract

Chapter 1- Postnatal depression (PND) is a common maternal mental health problem develops in women after childbirth. Sociodemographic, social support and cultural practices may all contribute to postnatal mood and ability to cope with maternal responsibilities. The objective of this study was to determine the association between postnatal depression and sociocultural practices among postnatal mothers. The self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 260 postnatal mothers attending Maternal and Health (MCH) Clinics in Kuantan. Data were collected using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and items assessing sociodemographics, social support and cultural practices. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out using SPSS version 20.0. Descriptive data was used to analyze sociodemographic data, social support and cultural practices. Chi square test was used to test the association between sociodemographic data and PND, while independent T- test was used to test continuous data of cultural practices with PND. The prevalence of PND was 15.4%. There was no significant difference between sociodemographic and PND. There was no significant difference between social support and PND. There was no association between cultural practices and PND. Chapter 2- Healthy nutrition is important to the pregnant mothers because the mothers eat not only for their own benefits but also for the baby’s health. This research aims to identify the type of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and its relationship with the infant’s risk of allergy, i.e., infant colic, milk sensitivities. A total of 280 of infants were drawn from a selected community health clinic in Kuantan. An instrument for surveying the maternal nutrition and sign and symptoms of allergies was developed by the researcher prior to data collection. The results of this research showed the highest mean score out of 8 type of food is protein food which is 18.75 (+1.51). The prevalence of risk allergy of infant colic, and milk sensitivities were 48.9%, 88.9%, and 68.6% respectively. Significant positive correlations were found between the food categories of maternal nutrition and risk of allergies. Based from the research findings, it can be concluded that the majority of the infants have a risk of allergy. For the type of maternal nutrition, it demonstrates only some of food categories shows significant association with the infant’s risk of allergy. Chapter 3- Since countries adopt a more urbanized, most lifestyle among pregnant mothers has changed negatively as they consume unhealthy foods during their pregnancy and it leads to the development of asthma in children. Thus, this study was conducted to investigate the role of maternal dietary in the development of asthma among preteen. This cross-sectional study design involved children aged between 7 to 11 years old in one selected primary school in Kuantan. The questionnaire was passed to the mother by students. The test that been used are Chi square and independent t-test. There is no significant association between dairy products, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, meat products, seafood, western food, fat and sweets and development of asthma among preteen. Overall dietary patterns during pregnancy was not significant associated with development of asthma in this cross-sectional. Maternal intake of individual nutrients maybe more crucial determinants of preteen asthma associated disease than these dietary patterns.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 5378/65029 Call no: fp RG940 M425S 2018 (11100385306)
Uncontrolled Keywords: maternal health services, reproductive health, maternity, pregnancy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG551 Pregnancy
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2018 18:23
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65029

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