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Title: Prevalence and associated risk factors of ante-partum hemorrhage among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Kabwohe Health Center IV Sheema District
Authors: Okukundakwe, Deo
Keywords: Ante-partum hemorrhage
Pregnant women
Antenatal clinic
Kabwohe Health Center IV
Sheema District
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Abstract: This study was carried out at Kabwohe health center IV, Sheema district to determine the Prevalence and associated risk factors of ante-partum haemorrhage among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. The researcher used simple random sampling to select her mothers to participate in the study. The mothers that participated in this study were 15 years and above and had genuine and mature answers according to the researchers view of the study. The questionnaires were constructed to obtain information on the prevalence and associated risk factors of ante-partum hemorrhage among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. The researcher analyzed the quantitative data that was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS. It was expressed in terms of frequencies and percentages, which helped the researcher to show the distribution of respondents on each of the independent and dependent variable. Majority of the mothers were of the age group (26-30) years accounting to 33.3%, and the least were both (30-35) years and above 35 years accounted to 18.8%. 91.7% of the respondents were married, 4.2% were divorced and 2.1% were widows. Majority were peasants accounting to 41.7%, followed by employed ones with 31.2%, unemployed were 25.0% and lastly unspecified with 2.1%. These respondents were majorly of college/tertiary level of education accounting to 37.5%, followed by uneducated with 25.0%, secondary level with 22.9%, primary level were 10.9% and lastly post graduate level with 2.1%. Majority of the respondents were not having PV bleeding that is 79.1% and those with PV bleeding were only 18.8% of the respondents. Those with PV bleeding it mainly lasted for 1 day with 6.2% of the respondents. It has found that APH was common with mother with in the age group of (20-30) years and factors which increased APH among women that participated in the study included the following factors smoking or chewing tobacco, number of deliverance, history of operations on the uterus, time interval to get another pregnancy, history of trauma. This made these major risk factors of APH. There the research recommended the government, sub-county, district and the health workers to educate mothers on the risk factors of APH especially these above.
Description: A research report submitted to the School Of Allied Health Science for partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Diploma In Clinical Medicine of Kampala International University
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