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|Title: ||A Study of Access to Maternal Health Services in the Fanteakwa District|
|Authors: ||Klutse, Martin Kofi|
|Issue Date: ||24-Jun-2012|
|Abstract: ||The main objective of the study is to determine the reason(s) underlying the low
utilization of health care services by pregnant women in the Fanteakwa district.
This study accessed maternal health services in the Fanteakwa district. This study was motivated by the perception that access to maternal health in the Fanteakwa district is low and as a result supervised deliveries are also low leading to high maternal death in the study area. The study was carried out with the aim of determining the causes of late access lf maternal health care, and also analyze strategies to improve access to maternal health care and determine the trends in birth attended to by skilled trained health personnel over the past 5 years. The main design for the study is the descriptive method, which employed the quantitative method of data collection and analysis. The two main sources of data was used for the study. The questionnaire was used to collect the primary data, while secondary data was collected foe the trend studies.
A total of 540 expectant mothers were used for the study and were drawn proportionally from 2 randomly selected communities in the Fanteakwa district using the cluster sampling method where each selected community was classified as a group from which the sample was drawn. Data collected was represented using tables and chart and analyzed using percentages. A major finding of the study is that the main cause of late access to maternal health care is financial constraints of expectant mothers and the use of TBAs (Traditional Birth Attendants) and herbalists for maternal health services. It is therefore being recommended that there should be Improvement in income levels in general in the study area, and also public education should be intensified on the dangers of using non-skilled health providers for maternal health services.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of COMMONWEALTH,2012 EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.|
|Appears in Collections:||Distance Learning|
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