Utilization of Antenatal Services Research Proposal by brayo

Utilization of Antenatal Services
A research proposal discussing the utilization of antenatal care services in Machakos.
# 119397 | 3,570 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2010 | KE
Published on Apr 25, 2010 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper presents a research proposal that examines antenatal care (ANC) in the Machakos District. The paper specifically explores and determines why some pregnant mothers book late for ANC and others do not attend the minimum of four visits as per WHO (World Health Organization) standards. The paper contains appendices of a work plan, a budget and a questionnaire.

Table of Contents:
Chapter One
Back Ground to the Study
Statement of the Research Problem
Justification of the Study
Research Questions
Research Objectives
General Objectives
Specific Objectives
Chapter Two
Literature Review
Antenatal Care and Pregnant Women: A Global Perspective
Antenatal Care in Kenya
Antenatal Care and HIV Infection
Chapter Three
RESEARCH Methodology
Research Design
Study area
Description of the Study Area
Study population
Inclusion Criteria and Exclusion Criteria
Inclusion Criteria
Exclusion Criteria
Sampling Technique and Sample Size determination
Sample Size Determination
Sampling Techniques
Data Collection Techniques and Processes
Data Collection Process
Data Management and Analysis
Study Limitations
Ethical Consideration

From the Paper:

"Machakos District Hospital is situated in Machakos town, 64 kilometers southeast of Nairobi. The town is the capital of Machakos District in Eastern province of Kenya. Machakos town is a major rural centre, and also a satellite town due to its proximity to Nairobi. Its population is rapidly growing and is 144,109 (Kenya National Beureau of Statistics: 1999). People who live here are mostly the Kambas. Machakos is surrounded by hilly terrain, with a high number of family farms. The town has an open air market where maize, beans and other grains are sold. Major market days are Mondays and Fridays and this is when pregnant mothers are more likely to attend clinics in machakos district hospital. Machakos has a number of financial institutions like Barclays, equity, co-operative and KCB at the CBD. It also has the larger administrative offices in lower Ukambani. Machakos town also has good road infrastructure and town planning. it also has a well planned bus termini at the heart of the town. There is a bus terminus in Nairobi popularly known as the Machakos Airport. It's a busy place where Buses and, matatus depart for Machakos and kitui. The town is surrounded by primary, secondary schools as well as tertiary colleges and college universities."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adamu, Y.M & Salihu, HM .2007. Barriers to the use o antenatal and obstetric services in rural Kenya. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Andrew G. & Nancy, G. 2005. Exclusion, inequity and health system development: the critical emphasis for maternal, neonatal and child health. Bulletin of the world health organization.
  • Brink, pj & Wood, MJ. 2008. Basic steps in planning nursing research: from question to proposal. Boston: Jones & Barlett.
  • Burns, N &Grove, SK. 2006. The practice of nursing research: conduct, critique and utilization. 5th edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
  • East Central and South African college of Nursing. 2005. Nursing and midwifery professional regulatory framework. Arusha: Commonwealth Regional Health community secretariat. (CRHCS).

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