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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2011, 21(3): 206-213 Back to browse issues page
Barriers of prenatal care and its relationship with pregnancy outcome among women visited to Tabriz hospitals in 2009
Diana Hakari *1, Rahmat Mohamadzadeh 2, Atefeh Velayati 3, Mandana Bolourian 4
1- Instructor Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran , dianahekari@gmail.com
2- Assistant Professor Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
3- Instructor Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
4- MSc of Nursing Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
Abstract:   (26278 Views)
Background: Prenatal care reduces the incidence of prenatal illness and death by health promotion, danger signs recognizing, and where to seek care for pregnancy complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers of prenatal care and the relationship between the barriers of prenatal care and pregnancy outcome among women visited Tabriz hospitals.
Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 140 mothers were selected by purposed sampling among women visited Tabriz hospitals. Data were gathered by questionnaires, mothers file and newborns identification card. Chi-square, T-test, Spearman correlation, Kolmogrov Smirnov and Kruskal Wallis were used to analyze data.
Results: There was a significant correlation between early married mothers (2%), low education of mothers (73%), low income for the family (73%), rented houses (46%), multi pregnancy (33%), many children in the family (25%), unwanted pregnancy (30%), usual complications in the pregnancy (67%), the lack of prenatal care in the previous pregnancies (27%), going to the centers at the time of problems (16%), the lack of encouraging factors (52%), inappropriate situation of clinics (30%), doctors office (17%), preterm labour (3%), fewer than 7 points of Apgar score (12%) in the first minute of birth, IUGR (3%), LBW (5%) and the adequacy of prenatal care (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The significance of prenatal contacts not only does the provision of quality and client-centered counseling and encourages pregnant women to obtain adequate prenatal care it also suggests safe motherhood programs should emphasize the education and communication content of prenatal care.
Keywords: Prenatal care, Barriers of Prenatal care, Pregnancy outcome
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2011/11/27 | Accepted: 2013/06/30 | Published: 2013/06/30
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Hakari D, Mohamadzadeh R, Velayati A, Bolourian M. Barriers of prenatal care and its relationship with pregnancy outcome among women visited to Tabriz hospitals in 2009. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2011; 21 (3) :206-213
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فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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