*Corresponding author:J Hepsi Bai, Assistant Professor, the Salvation Army Catherine Booth College of Nursing, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Received: December 18, 2017; Published: January 05, 2018
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Neonatal jaundice is a common condition that pediatricians encounter in their practice. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the risk factors for neonates with hyperbilirubinemia at Sree Gokulam Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum. Using consecutive sampling technique quantitative data was collected from 110 neonates diagnosed with hyperbilirubinemia and undergone phototherapy in Neonatal units and OBG wards. Pretested and validated questionnaire was used to collect the data. The results showed that both neonatal (ABO incompatibility, Rh incompatibility, cord bilirubin level, hypoglycemia, caput succedenum) and maternal clinical variables (previous child with history of hyperbiliruibinemia, gestational diabetes mellitus, oxytocin use) had acted as risk factors for neonates with hyperbilirubinemia.
Keywords: Risk Factors; Neonates; Hyperbilirubinemia; Clinical Variables