Journal article

Factors affecting rural women & rsquo;s utilisation of continuum of care services in remote or isolated villages or Pakistan & ndash; A mixed-methods study

Humaira Maheen, Elizabeth Hoban, Catherine Bennett

Women and Birth | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: An effective continuum of care for pregnancy and childbirth connects women and girls with essential reproductive and maternity care services. This study aimed to estimate the continuum of care utilisation rate of women who lived in remote and isolated regions of Pakistan and explored factors that influence women's utilisation of reproductive and maternity care services. METHODS: A mixed-methods study was conducted in five rural villages of Sindh, Pakistan. A cross-sectional survey with 669 women who gave birth between July 2010 and September 2014 investigated women's maternity-care service utilisation during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period. In-depth intervie..

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