Assessment of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness among Antenatal clients in Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria: Report of a Qualitative study

https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-749

Authors

  • Abubakar R Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna

Keywords:

Birth preparedness, complication readiness, antenatal clients, qualitative study, Kaduna state

Abstract

Background: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP and CR) are strategies to reduce the three delays that contribute to high maternal mortality and morbidity in developing countries. Awareness and practice of BP and CR in Nigeria among antenatal clients is poor in most health care facilities in the Northern Nigeria.The study aimed to explore knowledge and practice of BP and CR among antenatal clients attending primary health care centers in Kaduna North Local Government (KNLG) Area of Kaduna State Nigeria.

Method: A qualitative study design using Focused Group Discussions (FGD) was conducted. Four Primary Health Care facilities (PHCs) were selected based on the high turnout of antenatal clients and a total of 8 FGDs were conducted. The discussions were facilitated by guide a focusing on: knowledge of, attitude towards and perceptions of BP and CR among antenatal clients. Data was collected with a tape recorder and note-taking from May to June, 2017.  The data were transcribed verbatim and investigated using a content analysis.

Result: Two themes were identified: poor knowledge of the concept of BP and CR and Poor practice of BP and CR. The antenatal clients demonstrated poor knowledge and practice of BP/CR and preferred home delivery. Conclusion: This study revealed poor awareness and practice of BP and CR among antenatal clients in KNLG, Nigeria. There should be public awareness of this concept.

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2024-01-15

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Abubakar, R. (2024). Assessment of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness among Antenatal clients in Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria: Report of a Qualitative study: https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-749. The Nigerian Health Journal, 23(4), 935–942. Retrieved from https://tnhjph.com/index.php/tnhj/article/view/749

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