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Title: Rural Jordanian mothers' cultural health beliefs, knowledge and practices of postnatal care
Author: Abuidhail, Jamila
ISNI:       0000 0001 3392 6756
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2008
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Cultural beliefs, knowledge and practices have been found to be interlinked factors that have led to increased maternal and infant mortality and morbidity during postpartum period (Thompson 2003). In Jordan, despite being one of the most modem countries in the Middle East, postpartum (postnatal) care services are still under-utilised by Jordanian rural mothers (MOH 2004). Postpartum (postnatal) care is the aspect of reproductive health care that has received limited attention in research to date. This is particularly true in the Jordanian rural areas. The aim of this study is to explore, analyse and critique the postnatal cultural health beliefs, knowledge and practices of rural Jordanian mothers. These issues are approached from a critical ethnographic perspective. Based on this theoretical framework, the cultural health beliefs, knowledge and practices of 13 rural Jordanian postpartum mothers from four rural areas of the Mafraq Govenorate were studied.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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