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09 Maternal knowledge of fetal movement among third-trimester pregnant women at JMC, Ethiopia
May 5 @ 06:00 – 06:50
09  Maternal knowledge of fetal movement among third-trimester pregnant women at JMC, Ethiopia @ Room B

Speaker: Tsegaw Biyazin

Facilitator: Caroline Maringa and Meron Tessema Bekele

Antenatal fetal surveillance is a method of monitoring fetal welling during intrauterine life. Fetal movement counting is one parameter of antenatal fetal surveillance and it has a vital role to reduce stillbirth and prenatal mortality. This study aimed to assess maternal knowledge of fetal movement among pregnant women in Jimma Medical center, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Method: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Jimma Medical center from June 1 to July 30, 2022. A structured and pretest questionnaire was used to collect data. A systematic sampling technique was applied to collect data through a face-to-face interview. Binary and multivariate logistic regression was carryout to identify candidate predictors and significant variables respectively.

Result: A total of 422 respondents involved in the study. The majority of respondents 189(46.7%) were in the age group of 25-31 years. Regarding marital status, more than three-fourths of 323(79.8%) participants were engaged. Only one hundred twenty-two (30.1%) of respondents had good knowledge regards to their fetal movement count. predictors includes residence [AOR=.29, 95% CI (.16-.56), P value;.000], gestational age [AOR=.42, 95% CI (.24-.76);P-value;.004], high-risk pregnancy [AOR=5.34, 95% CI (2.46-11.60); P-value;.000] and health care provider [AOR=2.61,95% CI (1.49-4.56); P-value;.001) were among significant variables with knowledge of fetal movement counting.

Conclusion: the overall maternal knowledge regards fetal movement is unsatisfactory. Respondents’ residence, gestational age, pregnancy status, and source of information were significant predictors of maternal knowledge. Health care providers.