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Assessing predictive power of psychosocial factors on breastfeeding behavior of mothers attending postnatal clinics in Western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Lucy Amanya Mutuli, Mary Khakoni Walingo, Lucas Ayado Othuon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-12T09:50:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-12T09:50:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2027
dc.description.abstract This cross-sectional study aimed at determining predictive power of psychosocial factors influencing breastfeeding behavior of breastfeeding mothers. The study was conducted from April to August 2010 in Kakamega Central District within 4 postnatal clinics that were purposively sampled. Proportionate stratified technique was employed to obtain 230 respondents. A structured questionnaire was used to collect quantitative data where exploratory factor analysis tested dimensionality of questions, whereas skewness and kurtosis assessed normality of data. Structural equation modeling determined predictive power of latent variables. The model fitted data acceptably well, χ2 = 156, P < .001, Tucker–Lewis index = .93, comparative fit index = .95, root mean square error of approximation = .090, Hoelter’s critical N (0.01 = 230), with regard to breastfeeding behavior. Regression weights showed predictive power for … en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.subject breastfeeding behavior, psychosocial factors, theory of planned behavior, predictive power, breastfeeding mothers en_US
dc.title Assessing predictive power of psychosocial factors on breastfeeding behavior of mothers attending postnatal clinics in Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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