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A qualitative study on factors that influence women’s choice of delivery in health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, October 2016
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Title
A qualitative study on factors that influence women’s choice of delivery in health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-1105-7
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Authors

Tigest Shifraw, Yemane Berhane, Hanna Gulema, Tamil Kendall, Anne Austin

Abstract

Facility based delivery for mothers is one of the proven interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study identified women's reasons for seeking to give birth in a health facility and captured their perceptions of the quality of care they received during their most recent birth, in a population with high utilization of facility based deliveries. This qualitative study was conducted in eight health centers in Addis Ababa. Women bringing their index child for first vaccinations were invited to participate in an in-depth interview about their last delivery. Sixteen in-depth interviews were conducted. Interviews were conducted by trained researchers using a semi-structured interview guide. The data were transcribed verbatim in Amharic and translated into English. A thematic analysis was conducted to answer specific study questions. All research participants expressed a preference for facility based delivery because of their awareness of obstetric complications, and related perceptions that facility-birth is safer for the mother and child. Dimensions of quality of care and the cost of services were identified as influencing decisions about whether to seek care in the public or private sector. Media campaigns, information from social networks and women's experiences with healthcare providers and facilities influenced care-seeking decisions. The universal preference for facility-based birth by women in this study indicates that, in Addis Ababa, facility based delivery has become a preferred norm. Sources of information for decision-making and the dimensions of quality prioritized by women should be taken into account to develop interventions to promote facility-based births in other settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 149 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 25%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Student > Postgraduate 10 7%
Other 13 9%
Unknown 43 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 32 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 18%
Social Sciences 18 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 3%
Other 17 11%
Unknown 47 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 October 2016.
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#6,711,108
of 11,345,787 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,407
of 1,986 outputs
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#129,314
of 255,950 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#57
of 86 outputs
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