Assessing The Awareness Of Nutrition And Its Effects Among Expectant Mothers In Selected Hospitals In Kumasi Metropolis Of Ghana

Maureen Nkansah Asante, Mary Adusei, Millicent Osei-Agyemang




     This research assessed the awareness of nutrition and its effects among expectant mothers in selected hospitals in Kumasi Metropolis. The mixed methods design was used. Expectant mothers who accessed antenatal services and nurses at the Tafo and Suntreso government hospitals formed the population. The quota and convenience sampling techniques were used to select 100 expectant mothers and 10 nurses for the study. Questionnaires and interviews were administered to collect data. Frequencies and percentages were used to report findings from the quantitative data. Content analysis brought out themes from the qualitative data to which explanations were done.  The study revealed that the level of nutritional knowledge of expectant mothers in Kumasi Metropolis was moderate. 

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