Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/11/20
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Factors influencing utilization of postnatal care visits in Afghanistan
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Nagoya University Medical Library
Volume, Issue, Page 82(4),pp.711-723
Total page number 12
Author and coauthor Raz Mohammad Khan Khankhell1,
Nader Ghotbi
Shafiqullah Hemat
Details The study found that the utilization of PNC visits in Afghanistan is low; among 8,581 women (44%) who utilized PNC visits and 10,924 women (56%) who didn’t, the women’s age, place of residence, parity, education, occupation, number of antenatal care (ANC) visits, place of delivery, exposure to public media, the woman’s role in decision making and needing a permission to seek healthcare were found to be associated with the level of utilization of PNC visits. Based on the study results, health promotion interventions are recommended to increase the utilization of PNC visits.
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