An investigation of client related factors influencing utilization of health facility during child birth by women aged 15-49 years in Matinyani sub-county in Kitui County

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dc.contributor.author Nancy, Maingi Nyambura
dc.contributor.author Keraka, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-19T13:08:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-19T13:08:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0210
dc.identifier.uri http://41.89.227.156:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/760
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This study was aimed at identifying client related factors influencing utilization of health facility during child birth by women aged 15-49 years in Matinyani Sub-County in Kitui County. Methods: It was a facility- based study conducted in Matinyani Sub county where 376 women and 6 health facilities were included. It was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The variables tested were utilization of health facility during child birth and client related factors. Data collection was done using focused group discussions guide, interview schedule guide, observation and analysis was done using SPSS version 17. Chi test was used to show association between the variables Results: The proportion of women not utilizing SBA were 58%, with 33.8% being assisted by traditional birth attendant. Ninety nine percent attended ANC but only 53.7% made the recommended four visits. Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: From the study findings it is recommended that community to be health educated on importance of hospital delivery, dangers associated with home delivery by the government, faith based organization and nongovernmental organization. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Journal of Health Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 3;Issue 1
dc.subject Client related factors, utilization, health facility, child birth, women aged 15-49 years, Kitui County en_US
dc.title An investigation of client related factors influencing utilization of health facility during child birth by women aged 15-49 years in Matinyani sub-county in Kitui County en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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