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Return for postnatal check: current situation in a Nigerian tertiary health institution

Return for postnatal check: current situation in a Nigerian tertiary health institution
Return for postnatal check: current situation in a Nigerian tertiary health institution
Objective: This study aims to determine the current prevalence of postnatal clinic attendance among parturients who delivered in a Nigerian teaching hospital.
Methods: A two year review of obstetric record of women who delivered in the hospital from July 2010 to June 2012 and were scheduled to attend Postnatal Clinic was done. The list was cross checked with the postnatal clinic record to know patients who kept their appointment by attending the clinic. A frequency table was generated and data were analyzed.
Results: In the first year, out of 1267 women 264 (20.8%) returned for postnatal clinic. During the second year, 1651 women delivered in the hospital while 759 (46.0%) came back for postnatal clinic. Aggregate prevalence of postnatal clinic attendance among the parturients was 35.1%.
Conclusion: Most parturients who had hospital delivery do not return for postnatal clinic in our environment.
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Adanikin, Abiodun, Idowu
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Adeyiolu, Adewale
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Adanikin, Abiodun, Idowu
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Adeyiolu, Adewale
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Adanikin, Abiodun, Idowu and Adeyiolu, Adewale (2013) Return for postnatal check: current situation in a Nigerian tertiary health institution. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 30 (1), 45-50.

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to determine the current prevalence of postnatal clinic attendance among parturients who delivered in a Nigerian teaching hospital.
Methods: A two year review of obstetric record of women who delivered in the hospital from July 2010 to June 2012 and were scheduled to attend Postnatal Clinic was done. The list was cross checked with the postnatal clinic record to know patients who kept their appointment by attending the clinic. A frequency table was generated and data were analyzed.
Results: In the first year, out of 1267 women 264 (20.8%) returned for postnatal clinic. During the second year, 1651 women delivered in the hospital while 759 (46.0%) came back for postnatal clinic. Aggregate prevalence of postnatal clinic attendance among the parturients was 35.1%.
Conclusion: Most parturients who had hospital delivery do not return for postnatal clinic in our environment.

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Published date: April 2013
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 396919
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/396919
ISSN: 0189-5178
PURE UUID: 93cd230b-5720-4471-8678-ad7e189f8057

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2016 14:06
Last modified: 26 Oct 2017 16:32

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