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Title: Factors influencing the use of Anaemia Prevention Strategies among Pregnant Women attending Antenatal Clinic in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District
Authors: Bunbom, Moses Miibot
Enuameh, Yeetey A. K.
Keywords: Anaemia Prevention Strategies,
Pregnant Women,
Antenatal Clinic,
Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2021
Abstract: Background: The occurrences and prevalence of anaemia in Ghana remains a worrying phenomenon to the public health. It is endemic in all the regions of the country and affects so many pregnant women. The World Health Organization has put in place some measures to help prevent anaemia during pregnancy, which requires countries including Ghana to integrate into their antenatal care. This study aimed at determining the factors influencing the use of anaemia prevention strategies among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District. Methods: The study adopted a crossed sectional study design and sampled three hundred and sixty (360) pregnant women as the participants using convenience sampling technique. Quantitative research method was adopted for the study and questionnaires were used in gathering data. The collected data was analysed quantitatively by the use of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS version 20). Binary logistic regression method was used to evaluate possible health and socoi-cultural factors associated with the use of anaemia prevention strategies. Odd ratio was reported to establish the association and 95% confidence interval were estimated. A p<0.05 was considered as statistically significance. Results: The study found good knowledge and use of anaemia prevention strategies such as insecticide-treated net (78.0%), use of iron supplements to the infant (64.4%), food mix with nutrients (66.1%) and so on among pregnant women. The study also finds most of socio-cultural and health related factors such as attitude of health workers and availabilities of anaemia strategies among others to have no negative effects with regards to the use of anaemia prevention strategies. The study however found a significant relationship between distance to health facilities and the use of anaemia prevention strategies at a P-value of (0.001). Recommendations: The study recommends more health facilities to be built in the district since distance to health facilities is found to have a significant association with the use of anaemia prevention strategies. The study also recommends more health education to be made about the important of using anaemia prevention strategies in the study area since some were having no knowledge on it. 
Description: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of the Master of Public Health (Mph) Degree in Population and Reproductive Health October, 2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13613
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