Why rural women do not use primary health centres for pregnancy care : evidence from a qualitative study in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Ntoimo, Lorretta Favour C.
dc.contributor.author Okonofua, Friday E.
dc.contributor.author Igboin, Brian
dc.contributor.author Ekwo, Chioma
dc.contributor.author Imongan, Wilson
dc.contributor.author Yaya, Sanni
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-22T20:52:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-22T20:52:36Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60638
dc.description.abstract Pregnant women in rural communities in Nigeria often do not use Primary Health Care Centres. Through focus group discussions, the study found four broad categories of reasons underlying non-use: 1) accessibility factors – poor roads and transportation, long distances, and facility not always open; 2) perceptions relating to poor quality of care, inadequate drugs, abusive care by health providers, long wait times, and inappropriate referrals; 3) costs of services, including inability to pay for services even when costs are not excessive; the introduction of informal payments by staff; and 4) partner support (or lack thereof), and misinterpretation of signs of pregnancy complications. en
dc.description.sponsorship Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BMC en
dc.relation.ispartof BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2019) 19 : 277 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2433-1
dc.subject PREGNANCY en
dc.subject RURAL WOMEN en
dc.subject RURAL HEALTH en
dc.subject HEALTH FACILITIES en
dc.subject QUALITY OF CARE en
dc.subject OBSTETRICS en
dc.subject PRIMARY HEALTH CARE en
dc.subject ANTENATAL CARE en
dc.subject NIGERIA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Why rural women do not use primary health centres for pregnancy care : evidence from a qualitative study in Nigeria en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 108041
idrc.project.componentnumber 108041001
idrc.project.title Increasing Women's Access to Skilled Pregnancy Care in Nigeria (IMCHA) en
idrc.copyright.holder © The Author(s), 2019
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth


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