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dc.contributor.author Libuku, Erica en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/329
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract Pregnancy is a period of great expectancy and excitement for most women. This is a time that they cherish, and their partners and family members also experience this feeling of excitement. They would strive to prevent any injury that may be caused either through accidents, or through indirect behavior on their side. This implies that the mother would take care to ensure that their own health is optimum for the best possible outcome during the growth and development of their unborn children, during all the phases, which include conception as well as the embryonic and fetal development phases. Unfortunately being pregnant does not exclude women from being subjected to violence en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the views and perceptions of maternity patients on domestic violence. Towards this purpose, the objectives were formulated, namely: en_US
dc.description.abstract To explore and describe the views and perceptions of maternity patients on reasons for domestic violence; to explore and describe the views and perceptions of maternity patients on reasons why women do not report domestic violence; to explore and describe the views and perceptions of maternity patients on reasons why women may tend to endure domestic violence, and to explore and describe the views and perceptions of maternity patients on coping strategies they believe women use in situations of domestic violence en_US
dc.description.abstract For the purpose of this study the Health Belief model was used. The main components from this framework, which was deemed appropriate, were how people perceive the benefits and barriers in health seeking behaviour. (Glanz, Lewis, and Rimer, 1997:10) A quantitative, exploratory and descriptive design was utilized. The study was also contextual in design en_US
dc.description.abstract The target population comprised of all maternity patients admitted to the Windhoek Central Hospital for the period of April 2004 until March 2005 (Twelve months). To obtain a representative sampling size, it was statistically determined to interview or distribute questionnaires to at least 184 maternity patients. A self-administered questionnaire consisting of open ended and closed ended questions was used in cases where no assistance was needed. In the cases where assistance was needed to complete the questionnaire, the researcher utilized the questionnaire as an interview tool en_US
dc.description.abstract Descriptive statistical analysis was used for describing the data and it included techniques whereby information was sorted, arranged, collected and presented in a scientific manner. (Uys & Basson, 1991:109) This was done using the Scientific Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) en_US
dc.description.abstract As this study utilized concepts based on the "Health Belief Model", it was necessary to identify factors which could modify views and perceptions. This was done by implementing correlation statistics, and specifically the Pearson correlation coefficient (X2 / Chi- square). It was found that some views and perceptions were influenced by biographical differences like education, age, and economic status. In some instances the views/perceptions of the maternity patients were in line with researched literature. It was recommended that during the assistance of maternity patients or during health education that consideration be given to these differences in views and perceptions. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 132 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Domestic violence en_US
dc.subject Health care en_US
dc.subject Perceptions en_US
dc.title The views and perceptions of maternity patients on domestic violence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-20060710 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 Thesis (Masters degree in Public Health) en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3198 en_US


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