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Title: Factors affecting utilization of postnatal care services at Kabira Health Centre iii Mitooma District South Western Uganda
Authors: Nyamete O., Geoffrey
Keywords: Postnatal care services
Mitooma District
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry
Abstract: The study assessed factors that influence the utilization of PNC services by mothers at Kabira HCIII in Mitooma district. The objectives of the study were to identify socio-demographic factors influence utilization of postnatal care services, to find out client factors influence utilization of PNC services and to determine the health system factors influence the utilization of PNC services by mothers at Kabira HCIII in Mitooma district. The survey was a descriptive cross sectional study where by women in child bearing age attending MCH clinics at Kabira Health Centre III in Mitooma district as well as health workers of Kabira Health Centre III and while using Morgan’s table, a sample size of 148 were recruited. The study found out that utilization of postnatal care in the study area was (55.6%). The services were mainly accessed at or after 6 weeks. The socio-demographic determinants that were found to be predictive of utilization of PNC services were level of education, household wealth status, and employment status. Health systems associated with PNC services were quality of care and delivery in a government facility, knowledge of PNC services and a positive attitude were also predictive of utilization of PNC services In conclusion, although there are some programs by ministry of health to help and extend postnatal services to mothers, more interventions need to be done to improve access of PNC services by women and the following were recommendations made. The MOH needs to sensitize the communities on the importance of PNC services, the health care workers need to inform the clients about PNC service and schedule appointments and also the quality of services in the facility needs to be improved and be responsive to the users
Description: A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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