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dc.contributor.advisor Thopola, M. K.
dc.contributor.advisor Lekhuleni, M. E. Mathebula, Mpho Gift 2017-03-29T13:11:32Z 2017-03-29T13:11:32Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Nursing Science)) -- University of Limpopo, 2016. en_US
dc.description.abstract Perinatal morbidity is a public health indicator of the level of equality in a country. Its prevention has major medical, social and economic costs. The aim of this study was to describe factors contributing to high perinatal morbidity rates in Mankweng-Polokwane Complex of the Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa. A quantitative, descriptive cross-sectional research method was used to describe factors contributing to high perinatal morbidity. The study population comprised 80 registered midwives. Simple random sampling was used to select the 66 respondents. Data were collected using a self-developed questionnaire. Questionnaires were completed and returned, and only one questionnaire was not returned, and two were spoiled as they were incomplete, then 63 questionnaires were analysed. Ethical clearance was obtained from Medunsa Research and Ethics Committee, Limpopo Province Department of Health Ethics Committee and Hospital management. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 22) was used for data analysis. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse and describe and summarise data whereby the findings were presented in the form of distribution tables and graphs. Inferential statistics were used based on probability and allowed judgement to be made about the variables. The study revealed that shortage of staff, absenteeism, resignation, bad staff-patient ratio and overcrowding of patients, long waiting periods for caesarean sections, long waiting period for babies operation, work overload of staff, lack of equipment and supplies, congenital anomalies, perinatal asphyxia, prematurity and neonatal sepsis were contributory factors to high perinatal morbidity rates. The study recommended that all staff should be able to resuscitate newborn babies, be able to use Partograph effectively, further research on factors contributing to high perinatal morbidity and education training on speciality qualifications. Key-words: Factors, High, Perinatal, Morbidity rates en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 102 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Perinatal en_US
dc.subject Morbidity rates en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Perinatal death -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newborn infants -- Mortality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Maternal health services -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obstetrical nursing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disease en_US
dc.title Factors contributing to high perinatal morbidity rates in Mankweng-Polokwane Complex of the Capricorn District, Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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