A longitudinal study was conducted on 212 pregnant women from May 1987 to April 1988.
Maternal Care Receptivity (MCR) « an innovative approach » was adopted for the assessment of maternal care services provided to pregnant mothers at their door steps.
During follow-up, scores were allotted to each of the services rendered and antenatal status of pregnant women.
Depending on the score--MCR was classified as high (11 to 8), moderate (7 to 4) or poor (3 to 0).
Perinatal and neonatal deaths were recorded and an inverse relationship between MCR and perinatal and neonatal mortalities was observed (z=5.46, p<0.0001).
Significantly, no perinatal or neonatal deaths occured in women with high MCR.
One of the most important cause of high PNMR and neonatal mortality rate in developing countries is poor MCR, i.e., under utilization of even the existing maternal health services.
The main reasons for this under utilization appear to be poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and lack of faith in modern medicine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Santé, Mortalité, Périnatal, Néonatal, Inde, Asie, Homme, Surveillance, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Health, Mortality, Perinatal, Neonatal, India, Asia, Human, Surveillance, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0415644
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 01/03/1996.