Health seeking behaviour and P.I.H complications: Chitungwiza Hospital
Improving Quality of Life among Pregnant Women with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension through Evidence Based Practice
Pregnancy induced hypertension is a serious pregnancy complication associated with fatal complications on the mother and baby.
The purpose of this descriptive correlation study was to describe and examine the relationship between knowledge of PIH complications and health seeking behaviour among pregnant women with PIH complications aged 18 to 28 years at Chitungwiza Central Hospital.
Convenient samples of 80 pregnant women were interviewed using an instrument comprising the Demographic questionnaire, Health Seeking Behaviour questionnaire and Knowledge of PIH complications questionnaire.
A Health Belief Model was used to guide the study.
Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient test and simple regression.Study findings indicated that 65 (81.3%) subjects scored above 50% revealing good knowledge of PIH complications.
Seventy-two (90%) scored 18-34 revealing bad health seeking behaviour.
Data was coded and entered into the computer and analysed using the statistical package of social sciences (SPSS –PCK.) Descriptive statistics were used to describe to describe the knowledge of P.I.H.
complications and Health seeking behaviour.
Unice has a MSc Maternal Child Health, a Degree in Nursing Sciences , Diploma in Adult Education, State Registered Midwife and Registered General Nurse.She is a Midwifery Tutor since 2005.Currently she is working at Chitungwiza Central Hospital as a Senior Midwifery Tutor since 2008 to present.