Factors influencing the gestational age at booking in primi-gravid clients within the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Program at Site B Midwife Obstetrics Unit, Khayelitsha Cape Town

Nhemachena, Daniel (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the factors that influence the gestational age at which a pregnant woman will book at the ante-natal clinic. The gestational age of the baby at booking is important as the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV program has been recently changed. For the best outcomes to be achieved for PMTCT must be started at 14 weeks of gestation. In other words a woman must book early (first trimester). The study was qualitative using a structured interview as a method of data collection. A sample size of 10 was used. The data collected was analysed to look for emerging themes and ideas that reflect why a particular woman booked when she did. The responses given by the participants illustrated that socio-economic, cultural and personal beliefs, knowledge and perceptions of the ante-natal services all had an influence on when a woman booked.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie studie ondersoek die faktore wat die gestasie-ouderdom waarop 'n swanger vrou 'n voorgeboortekliniek sal besoek. Die gestasie-ouderdom van die baba by bespreking is belangrik vir die Voorkoming van Moeder-na-Kind Oordrag (VMNKO) van die MIV-program wat onlangs verander het. Om die beste resultate te bereik vir VMNKO, moet behandeling begin op 14 weke van swangerskap. Met ander woorde, 'n vrou moet vroegtydig (tydens eerste 3 maande van swangerskap) 'n voorgeboortekliniek besoek. Die studie was kwalitatief met 'n gestruktureerde onderhoud as 'n metode van data-insameling. 'n Steekproefgrootte van 10 is gebruik. Die data wat versamel is, is ontleed om nuwe temas en idees te bepaal, wat weerspieël waarom 'n spesifieke vrou by 'n voorgeboortekliniek bespreek het. Die reaksie wat deur die deelnemers getoon was, dui aan dat sosio-ekonomiese, kulturele en persoonlike oortuigings, kennis en persepsies van die voorgeboortedienste, almal 'n invloed gehad het op wanneer 'n vrou die voorgeboortekliniek begin besoek het.

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