Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
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ISSN: 2161-0932

Ekele BA

Ekele BA


  • Research Article
    The Perception of Patients' Relations on the Cause of Eclampsia
    Author(s): Adamu AN, Tunau KA, Hassan M and Ekele BAAdamu AN, Tunau KA, Hassan M and Ekele BA

    Introduction: Eclampsia is a major cause of maternal mortality especially in low resource setting. Limited data exists on the perception of the cause of this condition among relations of patients who suffered from it. The information may be relevant in reducing the overall burden of eclampsia and any measure or investigation that would assist in reducing the incidence would be worthwhile. Objectives: To determine what the relations of patients with eclampsia perceived as the cause of the disease and to 00 the ‘first aid’ treatment given to patients with eclampsia at home before hospital care. Method: A prospective study conducted at the eclampsia ward of a tertiary hospital. Relations of patients admitted with eclampsia were interviewed within 24-48 hours of arrival using a semi-structured interview gui.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000205

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