Pham Van Dem, Ta Anh Tuan, Ha Kim Loan, Nguyen Thanh Nam, Nguyen Tien Dung

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This study aims to describe premature infants’ mothers’ knowledge of kangaroo mother care (KMC) and related factors to identify methods for improving maternal and child health programs. This descriptive cross-sectional research was carried out at Bach Mai Hospital from October 2019 to March 2020 to interview 60 mothers with premature babies on KMC and some related factors. The research results show that 94.8% of the interviewed mothers were aware of KMC’s necessity; 91,78% of them knew about KMC, of which, only 8.3% without prior knowledge of KMC. In terms of sources of knowledge, 58.2% of the mothers learned about KMC from relatives or friends; via the Internet - 45.5% and 18.2% through health workers. The number of mothers -university graduates having prior knowledge about KMC was with p <0.05. The study recommends promotion of mothers’ education on the role and effect of KMC for premature infants, especially among those with a modest education level.


Kangaroo mother care, preterm delivery, premature infants.


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