Factors Associated With Uptake Of Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Malaria In Pregnant Women In Prestea Hunivalley District In Western Region

ABSTRACT Background Individuals in endemic areas are susceptibility to malaria. Nevertheless, when women become pregnant mostly for the first time, they become more susceptibility to malaria. It is believed that malaria is the cause of persistent mild to severe anaemia, in spite of the fact that malaria in pregnancy may not be seen as a severe illness. In addition, low birth-weight of infants may be a cause of malaria in pregnancy. This happens when there is an obstruction with the maternal-fetal exchange that occurs at the placenta site. Ghana embraced a new Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) using SulphadoxinePyrimethamine (SP) policy in 2004, to prevent malaria in pregnancy. The coverage of IPTp-SP remains below the target (80%). The study intended to determine factors associated with IPT-SP uptake among pregnant women in the Prestea Huni-Valley. Methods This study employed cross-sectional design covered 333 pregnant mothers, 36 weeks of gestation and above, at Antenatal Care (ANC) in three health facilities. They were interviewed using a structured questionnaire in Prestea Huni-Valley District between May and June. Categorical variables were analysed as frequencies. Chi-square was used to measure the association between socio-demographic factors, practice at ANC on IPTp and knowledge on IPTp, and IPTp-SP use. The strengths of association were assessed using logistic regression. A 95% confidence interval and p-value < 0.05 show a statistically significant association. The data were analysed using STATA 15.

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KISSI-APPIAH, E (2021). Factors Associated With Uptake Of Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Malaria In Pregnant Women In Prestea Hunivalley District In Western Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-uptake-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-in-pregnant-women-in-prestea-hunivalley-district-in-western-region

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KISSI-APPIAH, ELSIE "Factors Associated With Uptake Of Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Malaria In Pregnant Women In Prestea Hunivalley District In Western Region" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-uptake-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-in-pregnant-women-in-prestea-hunivalley-district-in-western-region. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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KISSI-APPIAH, ELSIE . "Factors Associated With Uptake Of Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Malaria In Pregnant Women In Prestea Hunivalley District In Western Region". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-uptake-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-in-pregnant-women-in-prestea-hunivalley-district-in-western-region >.

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KISSI-APPIAH, ELSIE . "Factors Associated With Uptake Of Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Malaria In Pregnant Women In Prestea Hunivalley District In Western Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-uptake-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-in-pregnant-women-in-prestea-hunivalley-district-in-western-region