Effectiveness of an Educational Program Regarding Postpartum Care on Women’s Practices in Primary Health Care Centers at Amara City /Iraq
Keywords:Education, Effectiveness, Postpartum Period, Practices , Program, Women
Objective: determined the effectiveness of educational program on women’s practices for Mothers’ Care in
Postpartum Period in Primary Health Care Centers at Amara City.
Methodology: Quasi-experimental design is accomplish on non-probability (Purposive sample) used to
collect the data from 172 multigravida women, ( 86) study group and( 86) control group who were selected
from the eight primary health care centers (AL-Uroba Primary Health Care Center, AL Zahraa Primary
Health Care Center ,AL Hasen AL-Askerry Primary Health Care Center , AL-Qudis primary health care
center, AL-Ameer primary health care center, AL-Jawideen primary health care center, AL- Amam AL
Husaan. Primary health care center and Ali AL-Ridha Primary Health Care Center.) These centers are
choose randomly from 16 primary health care centers in the first sector. The study was conducted from (1st
December, 2018 to 1stDecember, 2019.).
Results: The findings of the study indicated that (48%), (45%) respectively were in the age group (24-31)
years for both study and control groups, a quarter of the both study and control group were primary school
graduates, more than three quarter were housewives for both study and control groups , The majority of the
women were living in urban area specifically for the study and control group, the majority of women in the
study and control group were live equally of nuclear and extended families. Regarding to the reproductive
characteristics more than a fifth women had five-six pregnancies for study group and quarter of the control
group were had three pregnancies, and around a quarter of the study group were have three deliveries and
more than fifth for control group were had two deliveries, as well as, three quarter of women in the both
study and control group reported that they do not have abortion 64(74.4%), 62 (72.1%) respectively.
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