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Knowledge on Risk Factors of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Associated Factors among Mothers attending MCH Clinic, Bansa Daye Primary Hospital, South Ethiopia

Zemenu Yohannes

Abstract


Background: Pelvic organ prolapse is a main gynaecological problem and admission in developing countries, including Ethiopia. It affects women’s day to day activities and quality of life. This study was conducted to assess knowledge on risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse and associated factors among mothers who attending MCH clinic, at Bansa Daye Primary Hospital, South Ethiopia. Methodology: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 1–30, 2018 among 408 mothers who attended MCH clinic at Daye primary hospital. The mothers were selected using systematic random sampling technique and interviewed using pre-tested structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed using bivariate and multivariable techniques. Results: In this study, 51.2% (95% CI: 46.6, 56.1) of mothers who visited MCH at Daye primary hospital had a good level of knowledge on risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse. Conclusion: The finding of this study revealed that the level of women’s knowledge towards risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse to be average. Having got health education from health care providers and place of delivery is significantly associated with knowledge on risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse. It would be useful if the local, regional and national health authorities work towards advancing the knowledge of mothers towards risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse.

 

Keywords: Knowledge, risk factor, pelvic organ, prolapse, Ethiopia 

 

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Zemenu Yohannes, Nebiha Hadra, Kibur Aychilu, et al. Knowledge on Risk Factors of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Associated Factors among Mothers Attending MCH Clinic, Bansa Daye Primary Hospital, South Ethiopia. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions. 2018; 8(3): 31–36p.


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