Effect of Nursing Intervention on the Utilization of Antenatal Care Services: Evidence from Ogun State, Nigeria

Effect of Nursing Intervention on the Utilization of Antenatal Care Services: Evidence from Ogun State, Nigeria

Author by Mrs. Grace Okueso

Journal/Publisher: Texila International Journal Of Nursing

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 8

Abstract

The study assessed the effect of nursing intervention on the utilization of antenatal care services (ANCS) in Ogun state, Nigeria. A total of 75 pregnant women registered for antenatal care in 4 primary health care centers were selected using the total enumeration procedure. The women were further stratified into control (40) and experimental (35) groups. Structured questionnaire was used to gather data which were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. All analyses were measured at p?0.05. Results showed that most of the women were between 20 and 30 years old, had up to secondary education, were in their third trimester and had made below 2 antenatal visits to the healthcare centers. Most of the women have had up to 3 children. Monthly income was generally less than N20, 000 (<$56). At baseline, the antenatal appointments were generally very poor. Parameters related to antenatal care such as checking of blood pressure, weight monitoring, malaria test and HIV counseling and testing also had low scores (<70 xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed>


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