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dc.contributor.authorMumo, Joyce Kanini
dc.contributor.authorTai, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorKipkalom, Rosebella
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-05T09:55:17Z
dc.date.available2023-09-05T09:55:17Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationMumo, J., Tai, S. ., & Kipkalom, R. (2023). Proportion of Reproductive Age Women Utilizing Mobile Maternal Health Services in Makueni County.Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 9(2), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.47604/jhmn.2076en_US
dc.identifier.issn2520-4025
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26889
dc.descriptionarticleen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of the study was to determine the proportion of reproductive age women utilizing mobile maternal health services in Makueni County. Methodology: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out in Makueni County. Kibwezi East and Kaiti Sub-Counties were purposively selected. Ukia ward from Kaiti sub-county and Nzambani ward from Kibwezi East sub-county were randomly selected using folded pieces of paper. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Questionnaires were the tools used for quantitative data while guides for key informant were used to collect data qualitatively. The study systematically sampled 367 women of reproductive age as primary respondents from households at a sampling interval of 5. Twelve Key Informant Interviewees were purposively selected to provide additional qualitative data which were community health extension workers and healthcare providers. The research instruments were pretested at Kilome Sub County before actual data collection. Analytical correctional statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences software version 20.0. Pie-charts, frequency tables and graphs were used to present data. Triangulation of data collected qualitatively with quantitative data was done and presented as direct quotes. Findings: The study found out that 40.6% of respondents utilized mobile maternal health services in Makueni County. The most common service sought was antenatal care. Distance from health facilities was the main reason for using mobile maternal health services. However, the main reason for non-use was preference for hospitals among respondents. Unique Contribution to Theory, Practice and Policy: These results would inform policy makers to craft interventions seeking to advance mobile maternal health services utilization. Community Health Volunteers should conduct house to house campaigns on availability of mobile maternal health clinics and the designated days on their respective regions to increase awareness among women of reproductive age.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherjhmnen_US
dc.subjectMobile Maternal Health Servicesen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectReproductive Ageen_US
dc.subjectMakueni Countyen_US
dc.titleProportion of Reproductive Age Women Utilizing Mobile Maternal Health Services in Makueni Countyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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