Original Research

We are facing some barriers: A qualitative study on the implementation of kangaroo mother care from the perspectives of healthcare providers

Qory Tifani Rahmatika, Ronal Surya Aditya, Ah. Yusuf, Reem lafi Almutairi, Daifallah M. Al Razeeni, Siti Kotijah, Anita Sulistyorini
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 13, No 2 | a383 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2022.2412 | © 2024 Qory Tifani Rahmatika, Ronal Surya Aditya, Ah. Yusuf, Reem lafi Almutairi, Daifallah M. Al Razeeni, Siti Kotijah, Anita Sulistyorini | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 April 2024 | Published: 07 December 2022

About the author(s)

Qory Tifani Rahmatika, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
Ronal Surya Aditya, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Malang
Ah. Yusuf, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Reem lafi Almutairi, Department of Public Health, College of Public Health and Informatics, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
Daifallah M. Al Razeeni, Department of EMS, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Siti Kotijah, Bina Sehat PPNI, Mojokerto, Indonesia
Anita Sulistyorini, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia

Abstract

Health systems at all levels are under pressure to provide comprehensive and high quality of care based on the best evidencebased interventions. The kangaroo mother care (KMC) is one way to care for Low Birth Weight babies (LBW) especially in developing country where the rates of preterm and LBW neonates are higher and the resources are limited. The purpose of this paper is to explore healthcare providers’ perspectives of kangaroo mother care implementation in perinatology ward in the rural surgical hospital of East Java Province, Indonesia. We conducted an in-depth interviews to identify KMC implementations. Ten healthcare providers engaged with KMC were interviewed. Data was analyzed using a thematic analysis. Healthcare providers reported positives perceptions of KMC and acknowledged their important roles to give education. The barriers in implementing the KMC including the level of knowledge and the age of the mother of LBW babies. KMC as a method of treating LBW babies is effective intervention care of preterm and LBW babies. This research provides information regarding the need of supports from all levels in KMC implementation.


Keywords

Kangaroo Mother Care; healthcare professionals; implementation; challenges; facilitators

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