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1 Samoa Research Presentation Dr Cecilia Bartley

2 Aim of Research To find the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception usage amongst pregnant mothers attending ANC

3 Target Population – Pregnant mothers at Booking clinics at the two main referral hospitals (TTMH & MTII hospitals); health centres.

4 WHY this study? General observation that contraception use is not a “popular thing” amongst mothers Big family numbers = family security in Samoa Rate of teenage pregnancy ~10% Majority of pregnant mothers are multiparas

5 Who’s WHO? Research Team: – Alec Ekeroma (mentor) – Francis Maru (headboy) – Hinauri Leaupepe, Henry Taylor, Manatua Iati & Cecilia Bartley

6 Background Samoa has a population of ≥ 185,000 people (young population) Average delivery rate in the last 3 years ( ) 3931 deliveries per yr thus 328 per month (amongst 4 delivery rooms) Maternal Mortality in the last year – majority as a result of PPH thus preventive cause Regular ANCs are always full

7 Methodology Literature review (Pubmed) 10 similar studies – Similar KAP study on Antenatal mothers – Non pacific countries Questionnaire type research (English/Samoan translation) – Distributed mainly by midwives at Antenatal booking clinics – Collected 180 answered questionnaires

8 Where are we now? Collecting few more questionnaires – Data tallying Proposal writing – (Need MENTOR HELP!!!)

9 THANK YOU


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