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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Mothers towards Antenatal Care and factors affecting utilization of ANC in Barakat Area, South Gezira locality, Gezira State, Sudan (2014-2015)

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dc.contributor.author Abuagala, Khalid Idris Yousif
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-16T09:39:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-16T09:39:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-02
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/1664
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted to the University of Gezira in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Awarded of the Degree of Master Science in Family Medicine , Department of Community and Family Medicine , Faculty of Medicine, May, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract Antenatal care (ANC) is a key strategy to decreasing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. ANC clinics provide resources to improve nutrition and health knowledge and promote preventive health practices. We sought to compare the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) among women seeking and not-seeking ANC in Barakat area. This was a cress-sectional community based analytic study conducted in Barakat area, Gezira state, Sudan during (2014-2015) to assess the knowledge attitude and practice of married women at Barakat town towards antenatal care, among 200 pregnant women or having at least one child, The data was collected through a structures questionnaire and was analyzed using SPSS the results showed that 83.5% of women have antenatal care in the last pregnancy. 85% were immunized against tetanus. 89% were using supplement of folic acid and iron during the last pregnancy and 65% of them have adequate food supplements. The care provided to the mothers during the visits was in adequate only 70.1% of them had their B.P. measured and 17.5% had their Hb been check and 10% had their urine being examined. It was obvious from the results that the utilization of ANC at the study area was high 83.5% and 40.5% were receiving the service from the health visitor and only 48% of them had 5 or more visits during pregnancy, this study also concluded that, socio-demographic factors including age, educational level, occupation of the mother and ‎family income‎ didn’t affect the utilization of ANC, except husband occupation. This study recommends that promotion of ANC including health education and availability of adequate supplies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ibtisam Mohammed Elshikh Elbasher (Main supervisor) Osman Hamid A/Alhamid (Co-supervisor) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject preventive health en_US
dc.subject health education en_US
dc.subject Family Medicine en_US
dc.title Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Mothers towards Antenatal Care and factors affecting utilization of ANC in Barakat Area, South Gezira locality, Gezira State, Sudan (2014-2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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