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bakhshi F, mokhtari N, jefruodi S, shekani J, abasi M, atrkarruoshan Z. Survey Influencing Factors on Prenatal Care in mothers referring to health care ‎centers in Rasht city in ‎‏2008‏. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2009; 19 (2) :1-7
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-288-en.html

, fataneh bakhshi@ yahoo. com
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Introduction: Prenatal care is an important tool to determine and decrease the risks of delivery ‎outcome such as low birth weight, death or mortality during first year of life. The main objective of ‎these care are healthy delivery without jeopardizing mothers’ health. Some factors prohibit receiving ‎proper and promote prenatal care and cause mother and child health complications. Knowing these ‎factors to identify groups at risk and needed areas for‏ ‏intervention is essential in every society.‎

 Objective: To determine mothers receiving prenatal care from health centers in Rasht and ‎influencing factors from their view in ‎‏2008‏‎.‎

 Methods: This descriptive study surveyed ‎‏354‏‎ mothers referring to health centers in Rasht city who ‎were chosen by cluster sampling. Data collection tool was a ‎‏3‏‎ part questionnaire.‎

 Results: Findings showed that ‎‏53.4%‏‎ of women receiving insufficient prenatal care. There was a ‎significant correlation of care and employment condition (p=‎‏0.026‏‎) level of spouse’s education ‎‎(p=‎‏0.042‏‎) and income (p=‎‏0.005‏‎). The most effective factors on receiving prenatal care from ‎mothers’ view were "to know the manner and number of prenatal care".(‎‏85.3%‏‎). ‎

 Conclusion: In existence of prenatal care in health centers, almost half of women do not use these ‎care provided. Among barriers to utilization of care were not knowing the manner and number of ‎prenatal care, compliance with the women's privacy in time of providing care and providers manner ‎of communication in health centers. Some of women's demographic and family characteristics were ‎also barriers to utilization of prenatal care which provider's attention to these characteristics seems ‎important in promotion of receiving better prenatal care. ‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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