Presentation on theme: "Samoa Research Presentation Dr Cecilia Bartley. Aim of Research To find the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception usage amongst pregnant mothers."— Presentation transcript:
Aim of Research To find the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception usage amongst pregnant mothers attending ANC
Target Population – Pregnant mothers at Booking clinics at the two main referral hospitals (TTMH & MTII hospitals); health centres.
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
Who’s WHO? Research Team: – Alec Ekeroma (mentor) – Francis Maru (headboy) – Hinauri Leaupepe, Henry Taylor, Manatua Iati & Cecilia Bartley
Background Samoa has a population of ≥ 185,000 people (young population) Average delivery rate in the last 3 years (2010- 1012) 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
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
Where are we now? Collecting few more questionnaires – Data tallying Proposal writing – (Need MENTOR HELP!!!)