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Title: Postpartum haemorrhage and eclampsia: differences in knowledge and care-seeking behaviour in two districts of Bangladesh
Authors: Kalim, Nahid
Anwar, Iqbal
Khan, Jasmin
Blum, Lauren S.
Moran, Allisyn C.
Botlero, Roslin
Koblinsky, Marge
Keywords: Maternal Mortality
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Obstetric Labor Complications
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Postnatal Care
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Qualitative Research
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Citation: J Health Popul Nutr 2009 Apr;27(2):156-69
Abstract: In high- and low-performing districts of Bangladesh, the study explored the demand-side of maternal healthcare by looking at differences in perceived knowledge and care-seeking behaviours of women in relation to postpartum haemorrhage or eclampsia. Haemorrhage and eclampsia are two major causes of maternal mortality in Bangladesh. The study was conducted during July 2006-December 2007. Both postpartum bleeding and eclampsia were recognized by women of different age-groups as severe and life-threatening obstetric complications. However, a gap existed between perception and actual care-seeking behaviours which could contribute to the high rate of maternal deaths associated with these conditions. There were differences in care-seeking practices among women in the two different areas of Bangladesh, which may reflect sociocultural differences, disparities in economic and educational opportunities, and a discrimination in the availability of care
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3015
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