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Title: Antenatal care in primary health care centres in Medina, Saudi Arabia, 2009: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Habib, F.
Hanafi, M.I.
El Sogheer, A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: This study evaluated antenatal care [ANC] services for pregnant women attending primary health care centres in Medina city, Saudi Arabia in 2009. A cross-sectional survey collected data on ANC tasks performed at visits by 394 pregnant women attending 7 clinics. ANC was assessed in 3 domains: clinical assessment [at the initial visit and return visit], health promotion and care provision. The mean duration of initial visits was 10.3 [SD 2.3] minutes and of return visits was 9.1 [SD 1.1] minutes. Overall performance on ANC tasks was fair. The significant predictors of ANC performance of tasks were: size of population served per centre; presence of more than 1 physician carrying out ANC at the centre; physician's age, mother tongue, nationality and qualifications; and woman's education and employment status. Having more physicians available for ANC in primary care centres could improve the standard of care
Description: 196-202
Keywords: Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Prenatal Care
ISSN: 1020-3397
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