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Practice by postnatal care by the rural mothers, Bangladesh

Abdul Jabbar, Md. and Hoque, Syeda Rumana and Akter, Seikh Farid Uddin (2009) Practice by postnatal care by the rural mothers, Bangladesh. Journal of Dhaka National Medical College and Hospital, 14 (1). pp. 11-14. ISSN 1815-3100

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This descriptive cross-sectional study was at Sreepur upzilla of Bangladesh during the period of 6 months with the aim to find out the extend of utilization of postnatal care services by the rural mothers. A total of 250 women who had their last child born within 6 weeks to 6 months were selected systematically. Majority of the respondents were in age of 21 – 30 year (mean age 24.02 year± SD 6.45). Most of them (51.7%) were educated up to primary level having average family monthly income of Tk.6164/-(SD± 24.60/-). Of the total respondents 62.8% were married within 14-18 years of age which reflects the traditional practice of early marriage in rural area. Regarding mode of delivery 92.4% delivered normal vaginal delivery and most of them (92%) delivered at home. Among the respondents on 34% women received any sorts of postnatal care. Reasons for taking postnatal care were found as for self ailments (24%), child’s illness (16%), advice regarding diet (11.6%), advice regarding rest (11.2%), as routine health check up (8%). So it may be stated that in spite of availability of postnatal services utilization by the consumers is not up to satisfactory level. The factors responsible for non-utilization of postnatal services are illiteracy, lack of awareness, economical constraints and social custom and culture too.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5187/22425
Uncontrolled Keywords: postnatal care services, Bangladesh
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs Latifah Ramli
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 11:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22425

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