Perception of prenatal services by antenatal clinic attendees in a tertiary health facility in Nigeria

Abednigo Ojanerohan Addah, Thomas Julius Obilahi-Abhulimen, JAMES ENIMI OMIETIMI

Abstract


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Objective:

 

To determine antenatal mothers’ perception of prenatal services at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria.

 

Materials and Methods:

 

This was a descriptive cross sectional observational study conducted at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria. It consisted of a set of structured, pretested questionnaires that were administered to 198 consecutive antenatal attendees at the centre.

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

 


 

This was a descriptive cross sectional observational study conducted at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria. It consisted of a set of structured, pretested questionnaires that were administered to 198 consecutive antenatal attendees at the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results:

 

The mean number of antenatal visits was 4.2 ± 2.52 and the median was 4.0. One hundred and eighty seven (94.5%) said the antenatal health talks were very educating and informative, 103(52%) think the antenatal care visits should be made more frequent, 43 (21.7%) think they should reduce the frequency of visits, 183(92.4) rated services at the centre  from being good to excellent. One hundred and twenty-five (56.6%) respondents were generally dissatisfied with long waiting time to see doctors..

Conclusion:

Majority of mothers were happy with services and interventions rendered at the institution, measures that have been known to improve women’s health in pregnancy and also improve perinatal outcomes.

Key

Antenatal care services, Patients satisfaction, Antenatal visits, Perinatal mortality.


Keywords


ATENATAL CARE, HEALTH EDUCATION, SERVICES SATISFACTION

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