Assessments of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Women of Childbirth in Samara Logia Town, Afar, North East Ethiopia
American Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 95-101
Received: Jun. 14, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 28, 2020; Published: Aug. 5, 2020
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Nigusie Abebaw, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, Samara University, Samara, Ethiopia
Mohammed Abdu, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, Samara University, Samara, Ethiopia
Nejimu Biza, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, Samara University, Samara, Ethiopia
Betel Assalfew, Faculty of Health Science, Woldeya University, Woldeya, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Background: Every day thousands of women die due to obstetric complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Most of the problems are preventable. The finding showed that these deaths were high in developing countries. Based on the evidence birth preparedness and complication readiness plan is a critical strategy to, reduce maternal and newborn complications and mortalities during pregnancy and childbirth. Objective: Prevalence and associated factors of birth preparedness and complication readiness among childbirth women in Samara -Logia, Ethiopia, 201. Method and Materials: A community-based cross-sectional study design was conducted from January 22 to April 22/ 201 The samples were selected using a stratified sampling procedure to select the total sample size. Data were entered into Epi data version 02 and exported to SPSS Version 20 for analysis. Bi-variety and multi-variant regression were carried out to determine the associated factors and p-value < 05 has been considered significant. Result: This finding showed that from 285 respondents 75% had ever heard about birth preparedness and complication readiness. Among the total finding, 45% of the respondents were not prepared for birth and its complications. Mothers who complain of danger signs during labor (AOR =07 (034- 15) and partner accompany (AOR = 36 (27-35) were significantly associated with birth preparedness and complication readiness. Conclusion and Recommendation: this study identifies only 58% of women were knowledgeable about birth preparedness and complication redness. Variables having a statistically significant with birth preparedness and complication readiness were the presence of danger signs during labor and partner involvement during pregnancy. Therefore, there should be increased education, promotion of ANC, and counseling of mothers by health workers to improve their knowledge of danger signs and ANC follow up.
Keywords
Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness, Childbirth Women, Samara–Logia
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Nigusie Abebaw, Mohammed Abdu, Nejimu Biza, Betel Assalfew, Assessments of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Women of Childbirth in Samara Logia Town, Afar, North East Ethiopia, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2020, pp. 95-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20200504.13
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