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Cross-sectional survey of knowledge of obstetric danger signs among women in rural Madagascar

Published inBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 18, no. 1, 46
Publication date2018

Antenatal care (ANC) has the potential to identify and manage obstetric complications, educate women about risks during pregnancy and promote skilled birth attendance during childbirth. The aim of this study was to assess women's knowledge of obstetric danger signs and factors associated with this knowledge in Ambanja, Madagascar. It also sought to evaluate whether the participation in a mobile health (mHealth) project that aimed to provide comprehensive ANC to pregnant women in remote areas influenced women's knowledge of obstetric danger signs.

  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Educational Status
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Practice
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Logistic Models
  • Madagascar
  • Mothers/psychology
  • Obstetric Labor Complications/psychology
  • Patient Education as Topic/methods
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care/psychology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Rural Population/statistics & numerical data
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Telemedicine/methods
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
SALEM, Ania et al. Cross-sectional survey of knowledge of obstetric danger signs among women in rural Madagascar. In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2018, vol. 18, n° 1, p. 46. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1664-x
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ISSN of the journal1471-2393

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