The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Mothers Towards The Utilisation Of Antenatal Care Srevices In Ishaka Municpailty, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda

Abstract

A cross sectional retrospective study was conducted in Ishaka, Bushenyi municipality,

Bushenyi district from January 2014 to June 2014 to determine knowledge and attitudes

of mothers towards the utilization of antenatal care services in Ishaka Bushenyi

municipality, district, western Uganda.

The study found out that 38(60.3%) of the respondents have heard about comprehensive

ANC services and 39.7% of the respondents have not heard about comprehensive ANC, that

majority of the respondents are able to afford ANC services. Of those who agreed that

comprehensive ANC is affordable and accessible, majority were female 37%, 31% were

male and that majority of the respondents wanted to deliver from the Hospitals 23%,

followed by those who will prefer to deliver from a private clinic 15% and the least

preferred place to deliver is the homes, 11%.

This study concluded that there is a positive attitude and good knowledge about ANC

services utilizations in Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality.

Finally, the study recommended that: Educating women about ANC to improve their

acceptability of ANC services which will improve their utilization of the services;

Improvement in communication between the health system and the population so that ANC

services are culturally sensitive, and integrating health communication especially about

ANC to the other social services delivery mechanism so that there is a wider distribution of

ANC knowledge

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APA

MOHAMMED, A (2021). The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Mothers Towards The Utilisation Of Antenatal Care Srevices In Ishaka Municpailty, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-mothers-towards-the-utilisation-of-antenatal-care-srevices-in-ishaka-municpailty-bushenyi-district-western-uganda

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MOHAMMED, AHMED "The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Mothers Towards The Utilisation Of Antenatal Care Srevices In Ishaka Municpailty, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-mothers-towards-the-utilisation-of-antenatal-care-srevices-in-ishaka-municpailty-bushenyi-district-western-uganda. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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MOHAMMED, AHMED . "The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Mothers Towards The Utilisation Of Antenatal Care Srevices In Ishaka Municpailty, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-mothers-towards-the-utilisation-of-antenatal-care-srevices-in-ishaka-municpailty-bushenyi-district-western-uganda >.

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MOHAMMED, AHMED . "The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Mothers Towards The Utilisation Of Antenatal Care Srevices In Ishaka Municpailty, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-mothers-towards-the-utilisation-of-antenatal-care-srevices-in-ishaka-municpailty-bushenyi-district-western-uganda