Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 91-96
KAP on Obstetrics Danger Signs of Pregnancy Among ANC Attending Pregnant Mother in Gununno Health Center, Gununo Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia April: 2019
Bulcha Guye Adema, Department of Nursing, Woliata Sodo University, Woliata, Sodo, Ethiopia
Wuletawu Birhanu Edamo, Department of Nursing, Woliata Sodo University, Woliata, Sodo, Ethiopia; Deparment of Public Health, Woliata Sodo University, Woliata, Sodo, Ethiopia
Received: Jun. 2, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 23, 2020;       Published: Aug. 10, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20200603.17      View  56      Downloads  20
Abstract
Danger signs of pregnancies are a warning signs that women encounter during pregnancy, child birth and postpartum. It is important, to know this warning signs for women and health care providers to rule out serious complications and initiate treatment immediately. Pregnancy is normal process that results a series of both psychological and physiological changes in pregnant mother. However pregnancy is accompanied with some problems and complications which is life threatening for mother and the fetus. Awareness of obstetric danger sign is first step in accepting appropriate and timely health care service. However there is high maternal death in developing countries due the lack of adequate awareness about danger signs of pregnancy. Yet its factors are not well known in Ethiopia where maternal mortality is high. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive cross sectional study design was conducted for assessment of KAP of obstetric danger sign among pregnant mother at Gununo town, Gununo health center from May10 to June 20, 2019. The pregnant to be interviewed was selected by systematic random sampling ANC registration book at the time of data collection. The total sample size was 420. Structured interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was entered in to STATA 14 statistical software for analysis. Finally, results were presented in texts, graphs and tables. RESULT: A total of 420 pregnant women were included in the study making the response rate 100%. From those who were included in the study 302 (71.56%) identified severe vaginal bleeding at any time during pregnancy as danger sign. In general 248 (58.77%) of the study participants were found to have good knowledge by scoring above the mean value. overall assessment for attitude shows 203 (48.1%) of the study participants had negative attitude by scoring the mean value and below the mean value and 60% were found to have good practice. Conclusion: Knowledge on danger signs during pregnancy is low and greater than half of respondents have unacceptable attitude. The quality of ANC care particularly health education should be evaluated. Further studies are recommended to address the gaps of knowledge and attitude.
Keywords
Danger Signs, Pregnancy, Obstetric Care, Knowledge
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Bulcha Guye Adema, Wuletawu Birhanu Edamo, KAP on Obstetrics Danger Signs of Pregnancy Among ANC Attending Pregnant Mother in Gununno Health Center, Gununo Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia April: 2019, Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 91-96. doi: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20200603.17
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