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Title: Assessment of the Quality of Antenatal Care (Anc) Services among Teenage Mothers in the Maamobi District Hospital in Accra .
Authors: Esena, R.
Bonso, G.
University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: Background: Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second cause of death among 15 to 19 year olds globally. Early childbearing increases risks for both mothers and their new-born, thus antenatal clinic (ANC) should be started in the first trimester of pregnancy or early in the second trimester (WHO, 2005). Quality health care is the proper performance interventions that are known to be safe and affordable to the society in question and impact positively on morbidity, disability and mortality. The dimensions of quality health care focuses on efficiency, effectiveness, safety, amenities, technical competence, continuity of services, interpersonal relationships and accessibility (GHS, 2005). Objectives: This study seeks to assess the quality of ANC services available to teenage pregnant mothers at the Maamobi District Hospital by looking at the areas such as the level of satisfaction on the quality of care provided to teenage mothers, and assessing the knowledge of teenage mothers about Focused Antenatal care. Method: The study was a cross sectional descriptive survey. Data was collected using questionnaires. The study sample included ninety (90) pregnant teenage mothers. Sample subjects were selected using the systematic random sampling technique. Variables measured were quality of antenatal care (ANC) received by pregnant teenage mothers and their demographic characteristics. Associations between these variables were determined using chi-square tests. These are presented in a tabular form. Results: The results indicated that most pregnant teenage mothers were satisfied with the quality of antenatal care rendered. Conclusion: Overall, delivery of quality ANC at the Maamobi hospital to pregnant teenage mothers was high with satisfied patronization. Key words: Quality, Antenatal care, Satisfaction, Accessibility.
Description: Thesis (MPhil)- University of Ghana, 2015
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