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EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON PREGNANT WOMEN’S UTILIZATION OF ANTENATAL CARE DELIVERY SERVICES IN SELECTED HEALTH CENTERS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA (PILOT STUDY)

Primary health care (PHC) is an essential health care that provides comprehensive services to the people, including antenatal care (ANC), where they live and work. Primary health care has played an important role in reducing maternal mortality, morbidity and complications of pregnancy. This study employed a quasi- experimental design, to find out the effect, of educational intervention on pregnant women’s utilization of ANC and delivery services at the primary health centers level. Study population consists of 80 pregnant women in their first trimester. They were selected by simple random sampling method. Forty for intervention group (IG) and control groups (CG) respectively.  Two comprehensive primary health centers (PHCs) in Ikorodu, Lagos state were purposively selected. A structured modules developed by the researcher were used during the first, second, third trimesters to educate the pregnant women. Data was collected utilizing a self-structured questionnaire for the pre-test and post-test. The demographic variables were presented in tables, graph and Chi Square was used in testing the statistical relationship at .05 significant level.  The study revealed that there is no significant association between the pre and post-test knowledge of ANC and delivery services among the IG and CG (p > .05), parity has no significant association with utilization of ANC and delivery services. there is significant association between post-test utilization of ANC among the IG and CG (p <.05). Also, the result shows that there is no significant deference between the pretest utilization of delivery services among IG and CG with p = 0.123, while at posttest there is a significant deference between the utilization of delivery services among the IG and CG with p = 0.043. They indicated that they were going to utilize the ANC and delivery services but not all of them did even after the intervention. more effort should be focused on the PHCs and communities to educate women on the importance of utilizing delivery.

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  • : Maternal Mortality, Morbidity, Primary Health Care Centers
  • EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
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