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Knowledge Outcome of Essential Care for Every Baby Training in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, Ethiopia: A Pre- and Post-Test Study

  • Gamtessa, Lalisa Chewaka1
  • Kebede, Kindie Mitiku1
  • Deyas, Yared1
  • 1 Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan-Aman, Ethiopia
Published Article
Global Pediatric Health
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Apr 27, 2021
DOI: 10.1177/2333794X211012983
PMID: 33997126
PMCID: PMC8107926
PubMed Central
  • Original Research Article


This study was aimed to evaluate the knowledge outcome of ECEB training given to reduce neonatal mortality in Ethiopia. The study was conducted by using data from training given for 98 health professionals. Data were entered into Epi info7 and analyzed by SPSS version 21. Accordingly, the paired sample T -test, the independent sample t -test, and one way ANOVA were calculated at P -value <.05. Likewise, the mean knowledge score of the trainees increased from 59.10 (SD ± 13.180) before the training to 73.73 (SD ± 14.173) after the training. The increment was statistically significant ( t (97) = 11.684, CI = 12.147-17.118, P < 0.001). The mean knowledge score was significantly varied between female and male trainees at pre-test t (96) = 2.424, P = .017 and post-test t (96) = 2.944, P = .004. Similarly, it was significantly varied between trainees from hospitals and Health centers at post-test t (96) = 2.403, P = .018. To sum up, the overall knowledge outcome of trainees significantly improved after the training. However, regarding knowledge outcome in relation to different variables, there was a significant mean knowledge score difference by sex both at pre- and post-test. Concerning the knowledge outcome in relation to facility type of the trainees, knowledge outcome significantly increased only those who came from hospitals at post-test. Therefore, to further enhance female trainees and those who come from Health Centers, a separate training session with extra support should be arranged by programmers.

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