PATTERN OF ANTENATAL CARE PROVIDED AT A PUBLIC SECTOR HOSPITAL HYDERABAD SINDH
AbstractBackground To assess the pattern of antenatal care provided to the pregnant women and todetermine their level of satisfaction for provision of services. Methods: This cross-sectional studywas conducted at a public sector hospital of Hyderabad Sindh, the data was collected in the monthof October 2004. The data was collected by using a pre-tested semi-structured Questionnaire,during the month of October 2004. A total of 161 women consecutively attending antenatal careclinic were included in the study. The variables included were socio-demographic like age,education, occupation and income, maternal and child health variables and level of satisfactionabout antenatal care provided. The data was analyzed by using statistical package SPSS version11. Results: The mean age of women was 29.083.95 years, majority were housewife, 43.5%women were illiterate, 47.2% had primary education and 9.3% had secondary level of education.About 66% were from low-income group, i.e., earning less than 3000 rupees. About 71% weremulti gravida, 67% had live births and 32% had history of abortions. Four had history of Intrauterine deaths. Only 22.4% reported that they use contraceptive for spacing. About 50% of thewomen were dissatisfied with the services available. The reasons identified for dissatisfactionwere long waiting time, inadequate medicine supply and incomplete tetanus vaccination were alsoreported. Conclusion: This study concluded that antenatal care provided needs improvement andrequire attention to improve the quality of services provided.Key words: Antenatal care, quality of antenatal care, pattern of antenatal care
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