Exploring the perception of and attitude towards preconception care service provision and utilisation in a South Western Nigerian community – a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.author Ojifinni, Oludoyinmola O.
dc.contributor.author Munyewende, Pascalia O.
dc.contributor.author Ibisomi, Latifat
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-20T11:14:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-20T11:14:51Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02
dc.identifier.citation Ojifinni, Oludoyinmola O., Munyewende, Pascalia O. and Ibisomi, Latifat . Exploring the perception of and attitude towards preconception care service provision and utilisation in a South Western Nigerian community – a qualitative study. African Population Studies / Etude de la Population Africaine, 2021;35(1). DOI: doi.org/10.11564/35-1-1529 en_ZA
dc.identifier.other doi.org/10.11564/35-1-1529
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/30910
dc.description This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Background: Hospital-based, quantitative studies in Nigeria show low levels of knowledge and use of preconception care (PCC) services. This study explored the perception of and attitude towards PCC in a southwestern Nigerian community qualitatively. Data Source and Methods: Focus group discussions (FGDs) were held with 57 purposively selected adult women and men and key informant interviews (KIIs) with one female and one male community leader in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria in 2018. The FGDs and KIIs held within the community were digitally recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. Results: Participants placed PCC in the context of marriage, describing its importance for addressing effects of adverse exposures on pregnancy and ensuring positive pregnancy outcomes. Conclusion: Barriers to PCC uptake mentioned included lack of awareness and prohibitive service costs. Expressing their willingness to use and promote PCC use, they stated the need to ensure PCC uptake through improved awareness at the community level. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Preconception care services en_ZA
dc.subject community attitudes to preconception care en_ZA
dc.subject context of preconception care en_ZA
dc.subject barriers to preconception care en_ZA
dc.title Exploring the perception of and attitude towards preconception care service provision and utilisation in a South Western Nigerian community – a qualitative study en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume Vol. 35 en_ZA
dc.journal.title African Population Studies / Etude de la Population Africaine en_ZA
dc.description.librarian LTM2021 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi doi.org/10.11564/35-1-1529 en_ZA
dc.funder Wits Open Access Publishing Fund en_ZA
dc.journal.link https://aps.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1529 en_ZA
dc.journal.issue No. 1 en_ZA
dc.article.start-page 5230 en_ZA
dc.article.end-page 5242 en_ZA
dc.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.school School of Public Health en_ZA


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