Self-Care Management of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension for Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Centers at Kirkuk City.
Keywords:Self-care, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Pregnant women, Primary health care
Objective (s) : Assessing self-care management of pregnancy induced hypertension for pregnant women attending primary health care centers at Kirkuk city. And to finding out relationship between self-care management of pregnancy induced hypertension and some socio demographic such as( age , educational level , socio economic status , body mass index).
Methodology : A descriptive study non-probability (purposive) conducted on 100 pregnant women were selected from five typical primary health care centers The study was conducted ( from 27 Jan to 31 October 2015). The questionnaire consisted of four main parts including :Socio demographic characteristic such as( age , educational level , socio economic status , body mass index) , medical history of pregnant women and the family, reproductive history, self-care management for pregnant women. The analysis of data was performed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The findings of the study indicated that (26%) were in the age group(30-34) years and (46%) were primary school graduates, and (83%) were from low level of socio economic status , was 56% of pregnant women suffer from obesity. The study finding showed that there is no significant association between self-care management for pregnant women with socio demographic characteristics and body mass index (BMI)
Conclusions: The study concludes that the level of pregnant women about self-care management toward pregnancy induced hypertension was " Moderate "
Recommendations: The study recommended to increased awareness of pregnant women about pregnancy complications especially pregnancy induced hypertension through educational programs. Further studies are recommended to research about increasing awareness to self-care management toward pregnancy induced hypertension and its effect on maternal and fetal health.
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