USE OF ULTRASOUND AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CARE IN SAME SELECTED HEALTH FACILITIES IN JAMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE

Authors

  • Omeye, Phina Nkiruka
  • Prof. Yakubu G. Kajang

Keywords:

Ultrasound, Pregnant women, Antenatal care and health facilities.

Abstract

This study was carried out to help find the use of ultrasound among pregnant women attending antenatal care in some selected health facilities in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study consists of pregnant women attending antenatal care in some selected health facilities in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State with approximate population of over eight hundred (800) pregnant women. A sample size of three hundred (300) pregnant women was drawn from the population for the purpose of the study using simple random sampling technique. A self structured questionnaire of four (4) sections was used to elicit information from the respondents; the instrument was validated by the project supervisor and two experts in measurement and evaluation in Kaduna State College of Education, Gidanwaya. A pilot study was conducted to test reliability of the research instrument, a test and retest method was used using spearman rho correlation coefficient and correlation coefficient of 0.81 was obtained which makes the instrument very reliable. The administered instrument was analyzed using simple percentages. Findings from the study revealed that the factors that influencing the use of ultrasound among pregnant women attending antenatal care are determination of gestational age, fetal viability, screening for fetal anomalies, availability of support, determination of multiple pregnancies, improved access to information, quality of services, am aware of ultrasound services for pregnant women, improved Socio-economic status, education level of the couple, distance to the health facility and lack of awareness about its benefits. The types of ultrasound services available for pregnant women attending antenatal care in healthcare facilities in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State are growth scan or fetal wellbeing scan (24-42weeks), early pregnancy scan (8-11 weeks), and nuclear translucency scan (11- 14 weeks). The factors influencing the lack of use of ultrasound among pregnant women attending antenatal care are satisfaction with the services rendered, facilities available, economic status, systematic (organizational), and costs of the ultrasound services. The types of health services available for pregnant women attending antenatal care in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State are vital signs, pelvic examination, measurement of weight, examination of the ankle for swelling, test of diabetes, ultrasound scanning, urine tests and blood tests.

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Published

2024-02-17

How to Cite

Nkiruka, O. P. ., & Kajang, P. Y. G. . (2024). USE OF ULTRASOUND AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CARE IN SAME SELECTED HEALTH FACILITIES IN JAMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE . BW Academic Journal, 13. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1778