Maternal Health Perceptions and Practices: Results From a Discovery Study in Western India

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308248
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal Health Perceptions and Practices: Results From a Discovery Study in Western India
Author(s):
Oerther, Sarah E; Oerther, Daniel B
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Omicron
Author Details:
Sarah E Oerther, MSN, BSN, MEd, RN, sarah.oerther@missouriedge.com; Daniel B Oerther, PhD, MS, BS, BA
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Among the Millennium Development Goals, MDG 5 Maternal Health has as its dual objectives: (a) reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio; and (b) achieve universal access to reproductive health.  As part of collaboration between the authors and staff of Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India, existing maternal health survey instruments were evaluated, modified, adapted, and used to assess perceptions and practices by mothers in villages located in the state of Gujarat in western India.

Women who had recently given birth were asked a series of questions regarding maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during, and shortly after pregnancy including basic health data (i.e., height and weight), basic health care data (i.e., antenatal, delivery, and postnatal visits by health care professionals), and basic reproductive health practices (i.e., the knowledge of, use, and availability of birth control methods).   The project’s aim is to establish a robust collaboration among nurses from the USA and India to better understand how the attitudes and behaviors of pregnant mothers actually impact upon their own health and the ultimate health of their infants.

The results from surveys will ultimately be used to assess the efficacy of an IT- based intervention wherein pregnant moms will register with an SMS text message thereafter receiving reminders about health, simple questions, and follow-up to improve health outcomes during and immediately following pregnancy.

Keywords:
India; MDGs; maternal health
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.titleMaternal Health Perceptions and Practices: Results From a Discovery Study in Western Indiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOerther, Sarah Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorOerther, Daniel Ben_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsSarah E Oerther, MSN, BSN, MEd, RN, sarah.oerther@missouriedge.com; Daniel B Oerther, PhD, MS, BS, BAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308248-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Among the Millennium Development Goals, MDG 5 Maternal Health has as its dual objectives: (a) reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio; and (b) achieve universal access to reproductive health.  As part of collaboration between the authors and staff of Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India, existing maternal health survey instruments were evaluated, modified, adapted, and used to assess perceptions and practices by mothers in villages located in the state of Gujarat in western India. <p>Women who had recently given birth were asked a series of questions regarding maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during, and shortly after pregnancy including basic health data (i.e., height and weight), basic health care data (i.e., antenatal, delivery, and postnatal visits by health care professionals), and basic reproductive health practices (i.e., the knowledge of, use, and availability of birth control methods).   The project’s aim is to establish a robust collaboration among nurses from the USA and India to better understand how the attitudes and behaviors of pregnant mothers actually impact upon their own health and the ultimate health of their infants. <p>The results from surveys will ultimately be used to assess the efficacy of an IT- based intervention wherein pregnant moms will register with an SMS text message thereafter receiving reminders about health, simple questions, and follow-up to improve health outcomes during and immediately following pregnancy.en_GB
dc.subjectIndiaen_GB
dc.subjectMDGsen_GB
dc.subjectmaternal healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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