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Title: Factors contributing to obstetrical fistulas among mothers attending post natal clinic at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Authors: Abdi, Shakur Sheikh Mohamud
Keywords: Obstetrical fistulas
Post natal clinic
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to assess factors contributing to obstetrical fistulas among mothers attending post natal clinic at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. The study used a descriptive cross sectional design employing quantitative methods of data collection. The study was selected because it helped the researcher to collect data in the shortest period. Thirty respondents were chosen because it helped the researcher to collect data in minimal time. On socio cultural related factors leading to obstetrical fistulas showed that 21/30 (70%) of the respondents have ever seen a woman with a fistula. on whether respondents have nearby health facility in their area, 18/30(60%) of respondents said Yes. According to socio-economic related factors leading to obstetric fistulae, the greatest number of respondents (95%) agreed that lack of essential medical -surgical supplies in health facility can increase the risk of obstetric fistula. Regarding unavailability of specialized personnel, the overwhelming number of respondents (92%) agreed. On Measures to prevent obstetric fistulas, the greatest number of respondents (90%) agreed on creation of tough laws against early marriages and the highest number of the respondents (86%) agreed on availability of emergency obstetrical care. It was concluded that limited medical- surgical supplies, inadequate CMEs, and under staffing among others predisposed women to obstetric fistula. The study recommended training of health workers on fistula prevention and management, ensuring adequate and medical supplies among others
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4273
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