Journal article

The elephant in the room: an exploratory study of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) management in Indonesian primary care settings

Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Ova Emilia, Jane Gunn, Sharon Licqurish, Phyllis Lau

BMC Family Practice | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Indonesia has the highest maternal mortality rate in South East Asia, that a third of the mortality is caused by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including preeclampsia and eclampsia. Research suggests that maternal deaths from HDP are avoidable with appropriate initial management in primary care. However, little is known regarding the exact way HDP management is conducted in Indonesian primary care. This research aims to explore the way HDP management is provided, including its barriers and facilitators in Indonesian primary care settings. METHODS: This research applied a practical qualitative methodology using interviews with a topic guide. It is guided by the impleme..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The first author receives a PhD scholarship from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) from the Indonesian Ministry of Finance. The scholarship provides tuition fees and living allowance during her study, including allowance during data collection, analysis and manuscript writing.