248519 Social, Psychological, and Demographic variables that Related to Breast-Feeding among Selected Kuwaiti Mothers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yagoub Al-Kandari , Sociology and Social Work and Anthropology, Kuwait University, Kifan, Kuwait
Ramdan Abdulsattar Ahmed, PhD , Deparment of Psychology, College of Social Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
The major aim of this study is to determine the effect of social, physiological and demographic variables on breast-feeding among selected Kuwaiti mothers. It examines the effect of the sociocultural changes and modernization on one of the women health behaviors, breast-feeding. The research questions are: what are the most important social, physiological and demographic variables that related to breast-feeding among Kuwaiti mothers?; what is the effect of the sociocultural change on mother's health behavior?, what are the differences among different ethnic groups in Kuwait society concern breast-feeding?; What is the relationship between breast-feeding and some social and physiological and demographic variables? 650 Kuwaiti mothers is the sample of this study. Questionnaire is the major tool of this study. Some demographic, family status, social, women health behaviors variables are included. Some social and physiological scales will be included also. SPSS is used for data entry and analysis. T-test, pearson correlation, and multiple regression are the major statistical tools for this study.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Analyze the effect of the sociocultural changes and modernization on one of the women health behaviors, breast-feeding

Keywords: Breast Feeding, Women's Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I an associate Prof in Medical Anthropology
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.