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dc.contributor.authorNabukera, Sarah K.
dc.contributor.authorWitte, Kim
dc.contributor.authorMuchunguzi, Charles
dc.contributor.authorBajunirwe, Francis
dc.contributor.authorBatwala, Vincent K.
dc.contributor.authorMulogo, Edgar M.
dc.contributor.authorFarr, Celeste
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Souleymane
dc.contributor.authorSalihu, Hamisu M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-23T15:05:47Z
dc.date.available2022-01-23T15:05:47Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationNabukera, S. K., Witte, K., Muchunguzi, C., Bajunirwe, F., Batwala, V. K., Mulogo, E. M., ... & Salihu, H. M. (2006). Use of postpartum health services in rural Uganda: knowledge, attitudes and barriers. Journal of community health, 31(2), 84-93.DOI: 10.1007/s10900-005-9003-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1475
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes and barriers to use of postpartum care service among rural communities in Uganda. Study was a part of a larger reproductive health evaluation project, and was cross-sectional in nature utilizing qualitative research methods using the narrative inquiry. Two matched rural communities were used in this study; Semuto in Luwero district, and Lwamaggwa in Rakai district. Fifty key informants who were purposefully selected from each study site were interviewed. They included community leaders, political leaders, health care providers, women leaders and community members. One-on-one interviews were conducted with key community informants using an interview guide. The purpose of the interview was explained to each participant, and written informed consent was obtained before the start of the interview. Respondents were allowed to express their views, opinions and observations on several health issues including postpartum health care services. There was a low level of knowledge about postpartum care services among the respondents of the two communities. There was lack of awareness about postpartum care and it’s benefits. The main barriers to use of services were; misconceptions regarding the importance of postpartum care, distance to health facilities, poverty, and health system factors notably; poor facilities, lack of essential drugs, and poor attitudes of health workers. In the effort to improve reproductive health care services, there is an urgent need to improve postpartum services, and make them more accessible and user friendly.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of community healthen_US
dc.subjectbarriers; postpartum care; rural areas; Uganda; utilization.en_US
dc.titleUse Of Postpartum Health Services In Rural Uganda: Knowledge, Attitudes, And Barriersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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