Educational Intervention for Indigenous Women of Childbearing Age to Increase Prenatal Care in the Canton of El Tambo

Authors : Deicy Dolores Quizhpi-Pallchizaca; Isabel Cristina Mesa-Cano; Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 4 - April

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Prenatal care is a set of clinical and educational procedures aimed at monitoring the development of pregnancy and promoting maternal and child health. The objective of the study was to promote prenatal care for indigenous women of childbearing age through educational intervention workshops in the community of Marcopamba, canton El Tambo. The research was qualitative, descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational, field and non-experimental design. Two tests were applied, one diagnostic and the other at the end of the educational intervention. The study consisted of 113 women of childbearing age, the mean age was 28.63, 48.7% had secondary schooling, 42% were single, 92.9% were Catholics, 46% went to the MSP as a health service, and their main activity was housework. Of the population, 36.3% is primigestation and 38.9% multigestation, 64.7% went for prenatal care, 31% went to the general practitioner, 17.6% went to the local midwife and 27.1% did not have any type of prenatal care. In conclusion, the results after the intervention were very satisfactory, with high percentages of knowledge about the importance of prenatal control, with the intervention carried out by the nurse contributing to this.

Keywords : Prenatal Control, Indigenous Women, Childbearing Age, Knowledge and Beliefs.


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