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Title: Maternal utilisation of health care services and its effect on health status of delivery outcomes in Riyadh area : a study based on the attendance of pregnant women at ANC clinics in the primary health care
Author: Al-Shaya, A. S.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2001
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The health care services began to develop nationwide in the early 1980s (1400H) aiming to provide comprehensive health care for all people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Health has emphasised the importance of adequate antenatal health care for pregnant women by recommending a specific pattern of visits throughout the pregnancy period and by establishing procedures for promoting attendance. The presence of a baby-sitter, physician's sex and her nationality are significantly related to the acceptance pattern. The research focussed on a standard women who has the best antenatal visits at the clinics as those women who are educated and having a better economic condition at the household may be termed as the standard woman. These are the indicators often determine the other factors (socio-economic) which in turn influence the woman to have a regular, ideal or irregular visits at the clinics. Also, it has been seen that the presence of other young children at home and the physician's sex etc. determine the frequency of the woman's antenatal care visits. The research recommends that the health teams in primary health care centers through the mass media, especially television and radio, should carry out health education for the pregnant women. It is also recommends for an increased number of qualified Arabic medical staff (Physicians and midwives) to reduce the waiting time of the women for receiving care and to increase the frequency of visits at the centers. Pregnant women should visit the same physician in their each visit, which would probably increase the number of antenatal care visits.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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