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Title: Factors contributing to cesarean section among women on maternity ward of Kampala International University-Teaching Hospital, Bushenyi district
Authors: Bigabwamukama, Cornellius
Keywords: Cesarean section
Maternity ward
Kampala International University-Teaching Hospital (KIU-TH)
Bushenyi district
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: This study was conducted from Kampala International University-Teaching Hospital (KIU-TH) in Bushenyi District to determine the factors contributing to cesarean section among women on maternity ward. Data was sorted then entered in Microsoft excel 2013 and exported to SPSS version 20 for analysis. The data was then presented in form of tables, graphs and simple statements. Majority of the mother were in the age group of (18-25) years with 51.4%, followed by (26-34) years with 42.9% and the least were above 35 with 5.7%. Majority of the mothers had produced more than once but less than 5 births that is multi-para with 50.0% and 40.0% had produced only once (PG). Lastly grand para (5 and above) with 10%. Majority of the mothers had maternal indications that is 44 (62.9%) and those who had fetal indications were only 26 (37.1%). Common maternal indications were previous scar and CPD with 17.1% and 15.7% respectively. The commonest fetal indication was fetal distress accounting for 27.1% of the mothers in records. All the babies had an APGAR score of 6-10, indicating that all babies were born alive. In conclusion this study found that cesarean section is common in mothers aged (18-34) years. The commonest indications were maternal indications that is previous scar and CPD contributing the biggest percentage. However fetal distress also had the biggest percentage among fetal indications. Cesarean section was seen to be one the contributors to mothers producing live baby since all the babies born were alive. Therefore the researchers recommended Students and other to carry out more studies to add on this information and health workers to take cesarean section as the priority alternative for spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD) when indicated.
Description: A research report submitted to the School of Allied Health Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health(DCM)

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