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dc.contributor.advisor Malema, R. N.
dc.contributor.advisor Lekhuleni, M. E. Magoro, Salphy Mamoropo 2016-02-22T07:22:32Z 2016-02-22T07:22:32Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M. Cur.) --University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that were contributing to selfreferrals of antenatal women at the Dilokong Hospital in the Tubatse Local Municipality. By employing a quantitative, non-experimental research method, 360 women completed and submitted a structured questionnaire. Validity and reliability were insured by pre-testing the data collection instrument on respondents who were not part of the main study. Data was analysed by using the SPSS and Excel computer programs with the assistance of a statistician. The age group between 21 and 30 years 197 (54.7%) was larger than the other age groups. Primigravida women represented less than half 147 (40.3%) of the respondents. These women were also supposed to be referred to the hospital for delivery; however, only 23.3% of the women were referred to the hospital for delivery. The choice of the delivery site was influenced by a lack of women’s knowledge about the referral system and of services offered at the clinics, as well as the unavailability of doctors, midwives, food, equipment, enough space for delivery at the clinics, and the perceptions that nurses and midwives were rude. The government should ensure that the clinics are provided with adequate human resources and other resources that are needed for providing these health services. Pregnant women should be given referral letters and information with regard to where they are supposed to deliver. Key concepts: Antenatal women, self-referral, referral system, and Primary Health Care (PHC). en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 86 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 7 en_US
dc.subject Pregnant women en_US
dc.subject Hospital referrals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prenatal care -- South Africa --Limpopo. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Primary health care -- South Africa -- Limpopo. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical referral -- South Africa -- Limpopo. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Delivery (Obstetrics) en_US
dc.title Factors contributing to self-referrals of antenatal women for delivery at Dilokong Hospital, Grater Tubatse Local Municipality en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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