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Malaria during pregnancy

Sandqvist, Maria, and Ohlsson, Anna (2008)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe nurses experiences regarding the care they provide to pregnant women suffering from malaria. Tape-recorded qualitative interviews were conducted with a total of eight nurses in clinics and health centers. The method of analysis was inspired by Burnard (1991). The analysis resulted in the following main categories: womens knowledge of Malaria and associated risks, information and health education, problems in the care, and favourable results. The result describes nurses experiences of womens knowledge of malaria, where the main impression was that womens knowledge of malaria is good, but not all women put their knowledge into practice. They also experienced that the information and health education... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe nurses experiences regarding the care they provide to pregnant women suffering from malaria. Tape-recorded qualitative interviews were conducted with a total of eight nurses in clinics and health centers. The method of analysis was inspired by Burnard (1991). The analysis resulted in the following main categories: womens knowledge of Malaria and associated risks, information and health education, problems in the care, and favourable results. The result describes nurses experiences of womens knowledge of malaria, where the main impression was that womens knowledge of malaria is good, but not all women put their knowledge into practice. They also experienced that the information and health education they provide to women is of great importance and have to be repeated and passed on. The results indicate that nurses need more resources, such as staff and time in order for them to do their work in a satisfying way. Nurses experiences regarding problems in the care concern womens self-treatment with local herbs, which results in delay in seeking treatment at clinics. Lack of money to buy mosquito nets was another issue mentioned. (Less)
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Sandqvist, Maria, and Ohlsson, Anna
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alternative title
Nurses experiences of caring for pregnant women suffering from malaria in the Mbarara district, Uganda - an interview study.
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Nursing, pregnant women, Malaria, Uganda, interview study.
language
English
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2529952
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2012-05-04 14:25:34
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to describe nurses experiences regarding the care they provide to pregnant women suffering from malaria. Tape-recorded qualitative interviews were conducted with a total of eight nurses in clinics and health centers. The method of analysis was inspired by Burnard (1991). The analysis resulted in the following main categories: womens knowledge of Malaria and associated risks, information and health education, problems in the care, and favourable results. The result describes nurses experiences of womens knowledge of malaria, where the main impression was that womens knowledge of malaria is good, but not all women put their knowledge into practice. They also experienced that the information and health education they provide to women is of great importance and have to be repeated and passed on. The results indicate that nurses need more resources, such as staff and time in order for them to do their work in a satisfying way. Nurses experiences regarding problems in the care concern womens self-treatment with local herbs, which results in delay in seeking treatment at clinics. Lack of money to buy mosquito nets was another issue mentioned.},
  author       = {Sandqvist, Maria, and Ohlsson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Nursing, pregnant women, Malaria, Uganda, interview study.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Malaria during pregnancy},
  year         = {2008},
}