Adherence To Timing Of Focused Antenatal Care And Fetal Outcomes In The Accra Metropolitan Area

ABSTRACT Background Antenatal care is an integral part of safe motherhood. The World Health Organization recommended a departure from the traditional routine non-evidence based to the four visit evidence–based focused antenatal care for low risk clients. The Ghana Demographic and Health Survey, 2014 reported that about 85 percent of pregnant women had four or more visits. However, whether these visits were consistent with the recommended gestational ages of visits or not is not known. This information is needed to enhance successful implementation of the new eight visit positive pregnancy experience antenatal care model introduced since November, 2016. General objective This study sought to determine the adherence to timing of focused antenatal clinic attendance and the fetal outcomes in the Accra Metropolitan area. Methodology A hospital based, quantitative cross-sectional study was carried out from 1st June to 30th June, 2017. An interviewer administered structured questionnaire and abstraction form was used to obtain data from 446 postpartum mothers who received focused antenatal care in the Accra Metropolitan Area. The data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet (Microsoft, 2010) and exported into Stata version 16 for analysis. In addition to descriptive statistics, bivariate regression analysis was used to test for association between the sociodemographic factors, obstetrics and gynaecological history and adherence to timing of focused antenatal care. The association between timing of focused antenatal care and fetal outcomes was also determined bivariate regression analysis. Multiple logistic regressions were used in the analysis of determinants of adherence to the timing of xiii focused antenatal care and the fetal outcomes. A confidence interval of 95% and p

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APA

ASAH-OPOKU, K (2021). Adherence To Timing Of Focused Antenatal Care And Fetal Outcomes In The Accra Metropolitan Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-timing-of-focused-antenatal-care-and-fetal-outcomes-in-the-accra-metropolitan-area

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ASAH-OPOKU, KWAKU "Adherence To Timing Of Focused Antenatal Care And Fetal Outcomes In The Accra Metropolitan Area" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-timing-of-focused-antenatal-care-and-fetal-outcomes-in-the-accra-metropolitan-area. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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ASAH-OPOKU, KWAKU . "Adherence To Timing Of Focused Antenatal Care And Fetal Outcomes In The Accra Metropolitan Area". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-timing-of-focused-antenatal-care-and-fetal-outcomes-in-the-accra-metropolitan-area >.

Chicago

ASAH-OPOKU, KWAKU . "Adherence To Timing Of Focused Antenatal Care And Fetal Outcomes In The Accra Metropolitan Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-timing-of-focused-antenatal-care-and-fetal-outcomes-in-the-accra-metropolitan-area