Rural Women's Attitudes Towards Rural Midwives in Kogiloyeh and Boirahmad Province, Iran

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163945
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rural Women's Attitudes Towards Rural Midwives in Kogiloyeh and Boirahmad Province, Iran
Author(s):
Garmaznegad, S.; Safari, M.; Yazdanpanah, Shahrzad
Author Details:
S. Garmaznegad, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, Kogiloyeh and Boirahmad, Iran, email: mitra_safari39@yahoo.com; M. Safari; Shahrzad Yazdanpanah
Abstract:
Introduction: Training of rural midwives was performed in order to decrease pregnancy and delivery complications in rural area. However, in spite of midwife's being present in these area most of deliveries were conducted by non-trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the rural women's attitude towards rural midwives in order to assess the factors related to this problem. Methods: In this study 325 rural women of reproductive age were selected by multi stage random sampling. Data was collected by interview and recorded in a pre-designed questionnaire. Results: The results of this study indicated that the majority of women were 20-30 years old and illiterate. Most of them had delivered at home (64.8%) and most deliveries were conducted by TBAs (64.2%). 86.1% of the women had a negative attitude towards the general characteristics of rural midwives and 89.2% of them had a positive attitude towards the occupational characteristic of rural midwives. The overall attitude of women was positive (51.3%). There was a statistically significant correlation between attitude and some demographic characteristics of the women who took part in this study. Conclusion: It seems that the negative attitude towards the general characteristics of rural midwives, is the main factor that affect the utilization of rural midwife services by rural women. Therefore revision of the general characteristic in selection of rural midwives is recommended.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRural Women's Attitudes Towards Rural Midwives in Kogiloyeh and Boirahmad Province, Iranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarmaznegad, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSafari, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYazdanpanah, Shahrzaden_US
dc.author.detailsS. Garmaznegad, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, Kogiloyeh and Boirahmad, Iran, email: mitra_safari39@yahoo.com; M. Safari; Shahrzad Yazdanpanahen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163945-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Training of rural midwives was performed in order to decrease pregnancy and delivery complications in rural area. However, in spite of midwife's being present in these area most of deliveries were conducted by non-trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the rural women's attitude towards rural midwives in order to assess the factors related to this problem. Methods: In this study 325 rural women of reproductive age were selected by multi stage random sampling. Data was collected by interview and recorded in a pre-designed questionnaire. Results: The results of this study indicated that the majority of women were 20-30 years old and illiterate. Most of them had delivered at home (64.8%) and most deliveries were conducted by TBAs (64.2%). 86.1% of the women had a negative attitude towards the general characteristics of rural midwives and 89.2% of them had a positive attitude towards the occupational characteristic of rural midwives. The overall attitude of women was positive (51.3%). There was a statistically significant correlation between attitude and some demographic characteristics of the women who took part in this study. Conclusion: It seems that the negative attitude towards the general characteristics of rural midwives, is the main factor that affect the utilization of rural midwife services by rural women. Therefore revision of the general characteristic in selection of rural midwives is recommended.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:22Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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