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EFFECTS OF UNSTABLE DAILY LIFE ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH IN BAGHDAD CITY, IRAQ: QUALITATIVE STUDY PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:15

Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Zaleha Md. Isa, Mohammed A. Abdal Qader & Tiba Nezar Hasan

Department Of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

The unstable living situation in Iraq in the last 10 years after 2003 war affected the daily life of most Iraqis, and especially the children. The objective of this study was to explore the effects of an unstable living environment on children’s health. A community-based qualitative study was done to collect data from 20 mothers of children (age 7 to 8years old) through in-depth interview (IDI). Data was recorded using tape recorders and was later transcribed and analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis techniques. The majority of mothers interviewed said the past nine years of unstable security in the capital had affected their daily life; some mothers also expressed concern about their child’s nutritional status, their eating habits during the school day, and the unhealthy food being sold at school canteens. As a conclusion, the unstable living situations in Baghdad city after the last war had affected the cognitive and nutritional development of children. More precautions should be taken by parents to ensure their children safety in the future.

Keywords: Mothers, Baghdad City, Iraq, Unstable Living Situation, Children

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