Association between Socialization and the Use of Maternity Waiting Home in East Aceh


Atika Triwulan Dari

 

Graduate Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Maternity waiting homes are residential facilities where women who live remotely can wait before giving birth at a hospital or health centre. The aim of implementing a maternity waiting home strategy is to reduce maternal and peri­natal mortality by improving access to skilled birth attendance and emer­gen­cy obstetric care, particularly for women in rural and remote areas. This study ai­med to examine the association between socialization and the use of maternity wai­ting home in East Aceh.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in four kesmas (community health center), in East Aceh. A sample of 130 pregnant mothers was selected for this study by stratified random sampling. The dependent vari­able was the use of maternity waiting home. The independent variable was socia­liza­tion and family support. The data were collected by questionnaire and ana­ly­zed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Socialization was associated with an increased use of maternal waiting home (OR= 14.17; p= 0.002), after controlling from the effect of family support.

Conclusion: Socialization is associated with an increased use of maternal wai­ting home, after controlling for the effect of family support.

Keywords: maternity waiting home, socialization, family support.

Correspondence: Atika Triwulan Dari. Graduate Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Jalan Universitas No. 21, Kampus USU, Medan 20155, North Sumatera. Email: atika.triwulandari@ymail.com. Mobile: 085260408583.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.04.02

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