Knowledge, Attitudes and Experience of Pregnancy and Childbirth of Women in Tigray, Ethiopia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304262
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge, Attitudes and Experience of Pregnancy and Childbirth of Women in Tigray, Ethiopia
Author(s):
Bang, Kyung-Sook; Park, Young Sook; Kang, Hyunju; Oh, Sangjun; Chae, Sun-Mi; Yu, Juyoun; Lee, Insook
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha
Author Details:
Kyung-Sook Bang, PhD, RN, ksbang@snu.ac.kr; Young Sook Park, RN, CNM, PhD; Hyunju Kang, MPH, RN; Sangjun Oh, RN; Sun-Mi Chae, PhD, RN, CPNP; Juyoun Yu, MS, RN; Insook Lee, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: Ethiopia struggles with high maternal mortality related to childbirth. The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and experience of pregnancy and childbirth of women in Tigray, Ethiopia. 

Methods: This study is a cross-sectional descriptive research, which was conducted for a baseline survey of maternal child health project in Ethiopia supported by the Korea government. The participants were 573 women aged 15 to 49 years dwelling in Tigray, Ethiopia. Stratified random sampling was performed. A structured interview questionnaire was used after modifying the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey and the Safe Motherhood Population-Based Survey Questionnaire. Pre-trained interviewers collected data through home-visits from October to November in 2012. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results: Mean age of the women was 32.1 years. Average number of children was 3.8. Regarding the knowledge of pregnancy or childbirth related health problems, only less than a half of the women considered high fever (45.0%), severe headache (42.9%), convulsion (29.0%), and rupture of membrane without labor (24.3%) as serious problems. The vast majority of them perceived woman’s right to plan ahead about where to give birth to her baby (99.5%) and how to get to the place for birth (97.0%) while they thought their husbands should accompany with them for antenatal care (92.8%) and childbirth (97%). Among 254 women with history of childbirth within last 2 years, 40.6% received antenatal care from health extension workers (HEWs) at health posts and 34.3% from health care professionals (HCPs) at public health centers. Their institutional birth rate was 16.5%. For post-natal care, 51.2% received from HEWs and 19.7% from HCPs.

Conclusion: Our results suggest a well-designed pregnancy and childbirth education for the women in Ethiopia. Also maternal health related competency of HEWs and HCPs should be reinforced to improve maternal health during perinatal period.

Keywords:
Pregnancy, Childbirth; Ethiopia; Knowledge, Attitude
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge, Attitudes and Experience of Pregnancy and Childbirth of Women in Tigray, Ethiopiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBang, Kyung-Sooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, Young Sooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKang, Hyunjuen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOh, Sangjunen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChae, Sun-Mien_GB
dc.contributor.authorYu, Juyounen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Insooken_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKyung-Sook Bang, PhD, RN, ksbang@snu.ac.kr; Young Sook Park, RN, CNM, PhD; Hyunju Kang, MPH, RN; Sangjun Oh, RN; Sun-Mi Chae, PhD, RN, CPNP; Juyoun Yu, MS, RN; Insook Lee, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304262-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Ethiopia struggles with high maternal mortality related to childbirth. The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and experience of pregnancy and childbirth of women in Tigray, Ethiopia.  <p><b>Methods: </b>This study is a cross-sectional descriptive research, which was conducted for a baseline survey of maternal child health project in Ethiopia supported by the Korea government. The participants were 573 women aged 15 to 49 years dwelling in Tigray, Ethiopia. Stratified random sampling was performed. A structured interview questionnaire was used after modifying the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey and the Safe Motherhood Population-Based Survey Questionnaire. Pre-trained interviewers collected data through home-visits from October to November in 2012. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. <p><b>Results: </b>Mean age of the women was 32.1 years. Average number of children was 3.8. Regarding the knowledge of pregnancy or childbirth related health problems, only less than a half of the women considered high fever (45.0%), severe headache (42.9%), convulsion (29.0%), and rupture of membrane without labor (24.3%) as serious problems. The vast majority of them perceived woman’s right to plan ahead about where to give birth to her baby (99.5%) and how to get to the place for birth (97.0%) while they thought their husbands should accompany with them for antenatal care (92.8%) and childbirth (97%). Among 254 women with history of childbirth within last 2 years, 40.6% received antenatal care from health extension workers (HEWs) at health posts and 34.3% from health care professionals (HCPs) at public health centers. Their institutional birth rate was 16.5%. For post-natal care, 51.2% received from HEWs and 19.7% from HCPs. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Our results suggest a well-designed pregnancy and childbirth education for the women in Ethiopia. Also maternal health related competency of HEWs and HCPs should be reinforced to improve maternal health during perinatal period.en_GB
dc.subjectPregnancy, Childbirthen_GB
dc.subjectEthiopiaen_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge, Attitudeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:17Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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