Factors Associated with Delayed Booking to Antenatal Care Services (ANC) for Pregnant Women in West District of Zanzibar Tanzania.

Awadh, Rahma Salmin (2020) Factors Associated with Delayed Booking to Antenatal Care Services (ANC) for Pregnant Women in West District of Zanzibar Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aimed at assessing the factors associated with delayed booking to antenatal care services for pregnant women in West District of Zanzibar. It attempted to answer; what are the institutional factors influencing delayed antenatal booking; which social economic factors are associated with delayed booking of ANC; and which social cultural factors are associated with the delayed ANC booking. The research also studied correspondents’ characteristics so as to find out their insight capabilities on the subject under studied. On back ground information, the studies revealed that majority of respondents have good knowledge of the best time to start ANC services. The research also found that most of respondents have positive attitudes towards ANC services and are satisfied with the quality of services provided by health providers. On factors that causes pregnant women to book late to ANC services, the majority of respondents mentioned attitudes of health providers, HIV testing, unplanned pregnancy, and none privacy were among the causes of delayed booking. Social cultural and economic status revealed to have influence in ANC booking. Things such as increase of household expenditure, dependence on husbands, and limited family resources were among factors influencing ANC booking. On the matter of institutional factors, the research realized that the government policy to have health facilities in every five kilometers was accomplished and the respondents reported that they normally paid nothing when they sought health facilities including ANC services. On the other hand, the findings from documentary review revealed that there was special legal framework for nurses and midwives as an instrument guided them from their responsibilities. Keywords: Delayed booking, antenatal care services, pregnant women, Zanzibar

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 10:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2840

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