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Health Problems and Provisions for Pregnant Women Attending Government Hospitals in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State


 The Study was conducted to ascertain the health problems and provisions for Pregnant Women attending Government Hospitals in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State. The cross-sectional survey research design was used for the study. Ten specific objectives were formulated with ten corresponding research questions and three null hypotheses were also postulated to guide the study.. The population for the study was three hundred and twenty eight pregnant women and eighty seven health personnel while the sample for the study consisted of 328 pregnant women and 87 health personnel. Two set of researcher designed questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was validated by five experts. The instrument has reliability index of .87. Percentages was used to answer research questions while chi-square statistics was used in testing the null hypotheses at .05 level of significance (p-value=.05). The results the study showed that physical health problem experienced among pregnant women were malaria (93.6%) anaemia (91.2%), headache (85.4%), backpain (81.1%), urinary tract infections (76.2%), pre-eclampsia (74..4%), haemorrhage (64.9%), constipation (64.9%), vaginal bleeding (60.4%) heartburn (56.1%), placenta previa (53.4%), diarrhea(52.4%), heamorrhoids (51.2%). While lower proportion of pregnant had dental problem (45.7%), and rhesus factor (35.1%).Majority of health personnel indicated that the antenatal services of booking at first time of attendance (100%), health education (100%), administration of routine drug and malaria (100%), administration of tetanus toxoid vaccine (100%) and treatment of ailment and history taking(100%) were adequately provided. (37.9%) indicated that general assessment of mothers were provided, (25.3%) indicated that diagnose and treat complication are provided and medical examination (5.7%). Majority of the respondents indicated that the factors associated with health care provisions were lack of equipment (98.9%) inadequate funding (97.7%), inadequate number of staff (86.2%) and poor quality of staff (74.7%),cultural interference (20.7%) and lack of awareness of health facility/services (25.3%).There was no significant difference in such emotional health problem of pregnant women: alcoholism (χ²cal = 3.066, p-value = 216). while there was significant difference in the following emotional health problems moodiness and moodswing (χ²cal = 9.874, p-value = .007); ‘’anxiety’’(χ²cal = 44.769, p-value = .000), ‘’restlessness (χ²cal = 45.251, p-value = .000), ‘tension (χ²cal = 27.208, p-value = .00), ‘’aggression’’ (χ²cal = 16.169, p-value = .000), ‘depression’ (χ²cal = 16.345, p-value = .000) according to parity. The following Recommendation were made: Health workers, Government and non-governmental organization should organize health programme on safe motherhood, antenatal and postnatal programme for women especially those age 25-34 years. Federal Government should improve budgetary allocation to health as this will to a large extent, cater for new schemes such as proper welfare package for health personnel.

Project detailsContents
Number of Pages164 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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