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Table 2 Response to MCQ questionnaire to assess health worker knowledge

From: Primary healthcare worker knowledge related to prenatal and immediate newborn care: a cross sectional study in Masindi, Uganda

  Variable Frequency n(%)
1. Timing of first ANC visit  
  Amenorrhea of one month 57(31.2)
  Amenorrhea of two months 61(33.3)
  Amenorrhea of three months 63(34.4)
  I have no opinion 2(1.1)
2. Recommended number of ANC visits  
  At least three visits 22(12.0)
  At least four visits 155(84.7)
  Any number of visits 6(3.3)
3. Routine interventions during ANC*  
  History 164(89.6)
  Physical examination 168(91.8)
  Laboratory investigations 154(84.2)
  Health education 174(95.1)
  Assessment for referral 110(60.1)
4. Frequency of health education  
  During every visit 179(97.8)
  Only once 4(2.2)
5. Important discussions with mothers*  
  Danger signs in pregnancy 174(95.1)
  Birth preparation 169(92.4)
  Care for the newborn 142(77.6)
  Health facility delivery 172(94.0)
6. Mentioned danger signs in pregnancy*  
  Swelling of face and feet 172(94.0)
  Excessive vomiting 166(90.7)
7. Routine measurements during ANC*  
  Weight 172(94.0)
  BP 178(97.3)
  Height of funds 162(88.5)
8. Initiation of BF  
  Within the first hour 158(86.4)
  1–6 hours 20(10.9)
  >6 hours 5(2.7)
9. Advise in case no Breast milk  
  Give formula milk 32(17.5)
  Continue with BF even when milk is not coming 151(82.5)
10. Duration for exclusive BF  
  One month 4(2.2)
  4 months 142(77.6)
  >6 Months 35(19.1)
  No opinion 2(1.1)
11. When to stop BF  
  12 months 2(1.1)
  18 months 14(7.7)
  24 months 117(64.0)
  >2 years 46(25.1)
  No opinion 4(2.2)
12. Newborn resuscitation*  
  Dry with cloth 111(60.7)
  Use ambu-bag 136(74.3)
  Suction of airway 160(87.4)
  Slap the baby 62(33.9)
  Pour cold water 17(9.3)
13. Prevention of newborn bleeding  
  Breastfeed the child 9(4.9)
  Not necessary to give anything 15(8.2)
  Give vitamin K 63(34.4)
  Give vitamin K1 79(43.2)
  Have no opinion 17(9.30)
14. Doze of vitamin K 1  
  0.5 mg 91(49.7)
  1.0 gm 29(15.9)
  No opinion 63(34.4)
15. Treatment of eye infection  
  Apply nothing 11(6.0)
  Apply breast milk in the eye 9(4.9)
  Clean eye with sterile water 122(66.7)
  Apply silver nitrate 31(16.9)
  No opinion 10(5.5)
16. Care for the cord after delivery*  
  Clean hands 166(90.7)
  Clean instrument 163(89.1)
  Any sharp instrument 21(11.5)
17. Care of the cord in case of infection*  
  Leave to dry 54(29.5)
  Wash with water and soap 89(47.0)
  Apply iodine 41(22.4)
  Apply antibiotic powder 40(21.9)
  Refer to hospital 152(83.1)
18. Stabilizing the temperature of LBW baby*  
  Bath baby in water of appropriate temperature 72(39.3)
  Put on clothes and cover head 124(67.8)
  Skin-to-skin 132(72.1)
  Room temperature of 28–30 degrees Celsius 77(22.1)
  Near a radiator 15(8.2)
19. Definition of a LBW  
  <3000 gms 9(4.9)
  <2500 gms 83(45.4)
  <1500 gms 38(20.8)
  <1000 gms 32(17.5)
  No opinion 21(11.5)
20. Care for LBW baby*  
  Bath often 17(9.3)
  BF early and frequently 152(83.1)
  Keep the child warm 145(79.2)
  Prevent infection from developing 132(72.1)
21. Importance of home visits*  
  To assess mother 149(81.4)
  To ask mother about baby 165(90.2)
  To assess baby for icterus 123(67.2)
22. The best timing for first postnatal visit  
  Not important 1(0.6)
  During first three days 60(32.8)
  Between 3–7 days 92(50.3)
  Between day 8-14 23(12.6)
  I have no opinion 7(3.8)
23. Who should conduct home visits*  
  VHT 102(55.7)
  Nurse 108(59.0)
  Midwife 171(93.4)
  1. *Totals may not necessarily add up to 183 because of multiple responses in some instances; ANC-Antenatal care; BF-Breastfeeding; LBW-Low Birth-Weight; MCQ Multiple choice Question; VHT Village Health Team.