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Speaker: Birhan Tsegaw Taye
Facilitator: Catherine Salam
Background: In low and middle-income countries, many childbirths still occur at home unskilled attendants. This study assessed reasons for traditional birth attendants’ preference, utilization, and associated factors.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was employed among 416 women. Study participants were recruited by a simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using a pretested and interviewer-administered questionnaire. A multivariable logistic regression model was fitted and the level of significance was determined at a p-value of 0.05.
Result: About 31.5% of the participants were used traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in their recent birth. Marital status, age marriage, time to reach a health facility, know danger signs, attitude towards TBAs, antenatal care follow-up, and listening radio were predictors of TBA utilization at birth.
Conclusion: Still TBAs are women’s first choice of birth attendants. Antenatal care and health education programs might enhance skilled delivery utilization and strategies targeted on reasons for TBAs preference over skilled attendants.
Please be sure to check the poster Birhan Tsegaw Taye prepared on this topic. https://vidm.org/vidm-2022-research-posters/
Speakers: Yilkal Dagnaw Melesse and Ambaye Minayehu Zegeye
Facilitator: Paola Wilkin
Introduction: Discontinuation of these methods exposes a woman to unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and unplanned births. Despite the improvement in the availability and utilization of these methods, discontinuation is becoming high. Methods: health facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 415 participants and data entry and analysis were done. A P-value of less than 0.05 was considered a statistically significant factor for discontinuation.
Results: The overall proportion of discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraceptives was 66.3% (95% CI:61.42-69.13).No formal education (AOR=.49; 95% CI:0.30-0.82), primary school education (AOR=.39; 95% CI:0.18-0.81), desire for pregnancy(AOR=2.57; 95% CI:1.64-4.02), past history of modern contraceptive utilization (AOR=2.01; 95% CI:1.19-3.38), lack of counseling about benefits (AOR=1.68; 95% CI:1.08-2.62) and side effects (AOR=1.95; 95 CI:1.21-3.16) were the associated factors for discontinuation.
Conclusion: The overall discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraceptives was high. Education, the desire for pregnancy, past history of utilization, lack of counselling, and side effects were factors for discontinuation.
Speakers: Belayneh Ayanaw Kassie
Facilitator: Ally Anderson
Cross-sectional study was conducted from June to August 2020 among 1,691 Midwives in Ethiopia. Simple random sampling technique was used to select study participants and data collected using telephone interviews. Data entered using the Google forms and analyzed with SPSS. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses employed.
The overall prevalence of depression 41.1% [95% CI: 38.6, 43.7], anxiety 29.6% [95%CI: 27.3, 31.8] and stress 19.0% [95% CI: 17.0, 20.8]. The sex of midwives (AOR=1.35), working in rural area (AOR=1.39), poor knowledge towards COVID-19 (AOR=1.40), poor preventive practice (AOR=1.83) and substance use (AOR=0.31) were significantly associated with depression. Moreover, working in public health facilities (AOR=2.44), poor preventive practice (AOR=1,47) and poor attitude (AOR=2.22) were significantly associated with anxiety. Stress were affected by working in rural areas (AOR=0.57), substance use (AOR=2.06), poor knowledge (AOR=1.44) and poor practice (AOR=1.60).
Study findings show high rates of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among midwives in Ethiopia.
Speaker: Yeshinat Lakew Ambaw
Facilitator: Caroline Maringa
Background: One third world population is adolescents. Promoting healthy practices during youth, and taking steps to better protect young people from health risks and prevent them from health problems in future adulthood. Objective: To assess reproductive health services utilization and associated factors among youth in North Shoa zone town administrations, Amhara region, Ethiopia 2021 Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study design was conducted from November 01/2020 to January 01/2021. A multi-stage sampling technique was used. Result: The prevalence of reproductive health services utilization was found to be 34.8% with (95% CI:30.9,38.5). Sex, occupational status, living arrangement, discussed RH issues, heard about youth-friendly reproductive service, the existence of youth-friendly reproductive health service facility around their living area, convenient working hours, person preference was found to be significantly associated with reproductive service utilization. Conclusion: Reproductive health service utilization among youth was found to be lower. Therefore, need health promotion and education regarding RHS.