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dc.contributor.author Kachale, Fannie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:47Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/240
dc.description Includes bibliography en_US
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract A probability sample of 130 high-risk pregant women who reported to labour ward with cervical dilatation of 5 centimetres and above were interviewed during the months of October to December 2001. Data was collected using a questionnaire en_US
dc.description.abstract Findings were, that transport was one of the problems that some high-risk pregnant women had to walk for long distances for 1 -2 hours or 3 -4 hours in some instances. Decision-making was another factor where some women preferred to stay at home despite the fact that labour had started, or they had to wait for their husband or family member to give permission before starting off for the health facility. There was poor decision-making by some midwives at the health centre that delayed in referral of some high-risk pregnant women to the hospital en_US
dc.description.abstract Recommendations were that health workers should have in-service education and refresher courses on documentation, monitoring and obstetric life saving skills to update their skills. Health workers should empower pregnant women with regard to complications in pregnancy and decision-making through information, education and communication en_US
dc.description.abstract Key Words: Antenatal care, complications, delayed admission, factors associated, fetus, high - risk pregnant woman, labour, referral, risk en_US
dc.format.extent xv, 108 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Maternity care en_US
dc.title Factors associated with delayed admission of high-risk pregnant women in labour at Lilongwe central hospital, Malawi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master in Nursing Science en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2324 en_US

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