Neonate refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth. New born infants usually are considered to be tiny and power less; completely dependent on others for life. 3 As soon as the newborn is expelled from
the birth canal, its central nervous system reacts to the sudden change in temperature and environment. Newborns come from a warm environment to the cold and fluctuating temperatures of this world. They
are naked, wet, and have a large surface area to mass ratio, with variable amounts of insulation limited metabolic reserves, and a decreased ability to shiver. Keeping this in view a study was conducted on knowledge regarding thermoregulation of neonate among mothers. Pre experimental design was used and The sample consisted of 60 mothers of selected rural areas. Sampling technique used was nonprobability convenient sampling. Self structured questionarrie tools was used. The tabulated value for n = 60–1 i.e. 59 degrees of freedom was 1.98. The calculated ‘t’ value was 21.01 respectively for the overall
knowledge regarding thermoregulation. The calculated ‘t’ value are much higher than the tabulated value at 5% level of significance which is statistically acceptable level of significance.
Keywords: Neonate; Infants; Thermoregulation; Metabolic reserves.
: Amol wasekar