Pregnant women’s points of view regarding to not receiving prenatal care, 2001

AUTHORS

Mansoureh Azizzadeh Foroozi 1 , * , Somayeh Mohammad Alizadeh 1 , Mina Monshi Zadeh 1 , Tayebeh Fasihi Harandi 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Nursing, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (4); e90761
Published Online: December 18, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 19, 2004
Accepted: December 18, 2004

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Abstract

Introduction: It is widely believed that, if women want to have healthy
pregnancies and infants they must use the prenatal care that is essential. This
study investigated the obstacles to prenatal care in women referring to maternity
hospitals in Kerman.
Methods: This study is a descriptive study, which was carried out to study the
view of 400 pregnant women toward obstacles to prenatal care. In this study a
pre-designed questionnaire was used for data collection and descriptive statistics,
ANOVA and Kruskal Wallis tests were used for data analysis. In this study
obstacles were divided into three subscales of system barriers, provider barrier
and patient’s barriers.
Results: This study showed that, in system barriers the highest percent (58.7%)
belongs to the lack of transportation and other barriers were inappropriate place
for providing prenatal care (4.31%) and long time waiting for receiving care
(9.30%). In provider barriers the highest percent (2.7%) belongs to in adequate
reach and follow up. The result also shows that in patient barrier the highest
percent (35.1%) belongs to unwanted pregnancy.
The result related to comparison barriers with some demographic variables
showed some significant differences.
Conclusion: Because prenatal care prevents problems during pregnancy and
delivery so we have to reduce the obstacles that result from this study.

Keywords

Prenatal Care – Pregnancy – Kerman

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