Factors affecting utilization of malaria preventive measures among pregnant women attending Ishaka Adventist Hospital

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
This qualitative cross sectional and retrospective study was conducted on 30 respondents attending ANC by use of questionnaires in direct interview study with key informants, an in-depth individual discussion and focused group discussions was carried out with the ANC staff, with random and purposive sampling of the respondents. The findings indicated that 30.0% percent of women reported using ITN, 96.7% percent of women used IPT, while 100.0% of the respondents had knowledge about malaria preventive measures. There was a statistically significant association between socio-economic status, education and gavidity with utilization of malaria prevention strategies like usage of ITNs. It was concluded that there was adequate knowledge about malaria prevention measures in pregnancy but the utilization of these measures was poor, there was still need to encourage mothers not only to know but to use the malaria prevention measures. Visiting ANC is associated with increased IPT use. This indicated that the more the women go for ANC, the more knowledge they acquire and the more likely they are to receive IPT
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Utilization of malaria preventive measures, Malaria pregnant women, Malaria, Ishaka Adventist Hospital