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ejmi. 2020; 4(1): 1-5 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.61802

Husband's Involvement in Postnatal Services among Married Women of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan

Shakuntala Chapagain1, Taniya Thapa2, Alisha Joshi2
1Chitwan Medical College, School of Public Health, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal, 2Chitwan Medical College, School of Nursing, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Objectives: Globally, husband involvement in postnatal care services remains a challenge to effective postnatal care accessibility and utilization. This study was aimed to find out husband involvement in postnatal services and its associated factor among married women of Bharatpur sub-Metropolitan City, Chitwan. Methods: Community based cross sectional study was conducted in randomly selected ward (2, 11, and 15) of Bharatpur Metropolitan city of Chitwan among randomly selecting 343 married women having at least one child less than 2 years. Respondents participated voluntarily in face to face interview that used structured questionnaire from March 15 to April 15, 2016. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics like frequency, percentage, chi-square and linear regression. Results: Husband involvement in postnatal care (PNC) was found to be 33.8%. In multivariate analysis, type of family (AOR=3.730, CI=2.595–5.361), family incomes (AOR=5.828, CI=1.952–17.400) and respondent involvement in decision making (AOR=5.050, CI=2.058–12.393) were found significant with husband involvement in postnatal care services. Conclusion: Husband education on postnatal care services issues, employment opportunity within country and women decision making power should be a significant part of strategies for increasing husband involvement in postnatal care services. Husband attendance at postnatal clinic should be encouraged as this serves as an avenue to educate them. Keywords: Husband involvement, married women, postnatal services


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Chapagain S, Thapa T, Joshi A. Husband's Involvement in Postnatal Services among Married Women of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan. ejmi. 2020; 4(1): 1-5

Corresponding Author: Thapa T.

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