Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Eden Asmare

Department of Midwifery, College Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Factors Associated With Knowledge and the Misconception of Obstetric Fistula in Northwest Ethiopia
    Author(s): Wondu Feyisa*, Azezu Asres, Fentahun Yenealem, Fentahun Alemnew, Tigist Wubet and Eden Asmare

    Objective: Obstetric fistula is a life-altering birth associated injury and it is indicative of a health system that has failed to provide appropriate intra-partum care. Therefore, this study aimed to assess factors associated with knowledge and the misconception of obstetric fistula among women in Northwest Ethiopia. Method: Health facility based cross-sectional study was employed from March to April, 2019 among 395 pregnant women. The data were collected by systematic random sampling technique and analysed using SPSS 23.0 version. Logistic regression analyses was employed to estimate the crude and adjusted odds ratio with confidence interval of 95% and a P value of less than 0.05 considered statistically significant. Results: In this study, 41.3% of pregnant mothers had heard of obstetric fistula and among those .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0420.21.10.556

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