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Edie, G., Obinchemti, T., Tamufor, E., Njie, M., Njamen, T. and Achidi, E. (2015) Perceptions of Antenatal Care Services by Pregnant Women Attending Government Health Centres in the Buea Health District, Cameroon: A Cross Sectional Study. Pan African Medical Journal, 21, 45.

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  • TITLE: Quality of Antenatal Care: Comparison between Secondary and Tertiary Health Facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria

    AUTHORS: Oluwasomidoyin Olukemi Bello

    KEYWORDS: Quality, Antenatal Care, Satisfaction

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol.8 No.6, June 6, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Background: Patient satisfaction is related to the quality of services received and the extent to which specific needs are met. Satisfied patients are likely to come back for the health services and recommend it to others. Objective: To assess and compare patients’ satisfaction with the quality of prenatal/antenatal care (QPC) services received at a tertiary and secondary health facility in Ibadan, Nigeria. Methods: A comparative cross sectional study used an interviewer administered questionnaire to assess and compare the quality of antenatal care among women who had antenatal care and delivered live baby in two government health facilities—Adeoyo Maternity Hospital (secondary health facility) and University College Hospital (tertiary health facility). A total of 500 women were interviewed within 48 hours post delivery and data obtained was analyzed with SPSS version 20. Results: The mean age was 29.7 (SD = 4.95) years. About half of the respondents had more than four antenatal visits, almost two-thirds (61.4%) were primipara, and 55.6% delivered per vagina. Almost all (98.4%) the women were very satisfied with the QPC received while a little above half (54.0%) received high QPC. Health facility and mode of delivery were found to be significantly associated with the satisfaction of the QPC. Factors predicting high QPC comparing the tertiary and secondary health facility are “availability” (OR = 0.341, 95%CI = 0.173 - 0.672) and “support and respect” (OR = 5.599, 95%CI = 3.621 - 8.659) of health care workers. Conclusion: Though the women were very satisfied with the QPC rendered barely half of them reported high quality QPC and this should be the ultimate aim. Promoting and ensuring high quality of antenatal care in our hospitals will improve the antenatal attendance and hospital deliveries with subsequent reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality.