PERCEPTION TOWARD CONDUCTING THE CENTERING PREGNANCY MODEL IN THE EGYPTIAN TEACHING HOSPITALS: A STEP TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ANTENATAL CARE

Abstract

This study looked at assessing the perception of the health care providers toward the centering pregnancy model. A descriptive, cross sectional analytical design was utilized. This study was conducted at Qasr al-Aini, Cairo University maternity hospitals. All resident doctors, registered nurses working in the maternity hospital were invited to participate in the study. Data were collected utilized a structured self-administered questionnaire. Most of sample perceived the centering pregnancy model of care as it is an important method of antenatal care helps in early detection of risks (91.6%), improves patient empowerment and learning (94.2%), and enhances mother’s self-care (93.3%). The most important barriers to conduct the present model in the governmental setting were; lack of staff training programs (94.2%) and hospital’s financial constraints (95.0%). On conclusion, the centering pregnancy model has many benefits for pregnant women. Few barriers in the governmental setting can be overcome by policy makers’ decisions.

Keywords: Centering pregnancy, Group care, Perception. Prenatal care


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