Assessing implementation modalities of mHealth intervention on pregnant women in Dschang health district, West region of Cameroon

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dc.contributor.author Afutendem, Nkemngu Blake
dc.contributor.author Baleba, Aubin Nino
dc.contributor.author Tapondjou, Azefack Leon
dc.contributor.author Nkfusai, Claude Ngwayu
dc.contributor.author Viyoff, Vecheusi Zennobia
dc.contributor.author Nsai, Frankline Sanyuy
dc.contributor.author Shirinde, Joyce
dc.contributor.author Cumber, Samuel Nambile
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-04T07:18:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-04T07:18:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-07
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : Every 90 seconds, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, resulting in more than 340,000 maternal deaths a year. Antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) are significant determinants of maternal health and, particularly, safe motherhood. Antenatal care is an important predictor of safe delivery and provides health information and services that can improve the health of women and infants. mHealth broadly encompasses the use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies as they are integrated within increasingly mobile and wireless health care delivery systems. This study aimed at assessing the acceptable implementation modalities of mHealth intervention on pregnant Women in Dschang health district, West Region of Cameroon.ng ba. METHODS : This was a cross sectional descriptive study in the Dschang health district, West region of Cameroon. Key informants were all pregnant women from 18 years and above and a total of 372 pregnant women were included. This study was carried out from March to July 2017. RESULTS : Majority of the women, that is, 252(67.74%) were married, 117(31.45%) declaredtheir status as being single, while 3(0.81%) were devorced. Out of the 335 women that declared wanting an mHealth intervention, 41.79% of this number preferred SMS texts in the afternoon, 111(33.13%) in the evening, 46(13.73%) anytime and 38(11.34%) in the morning hours. A total of 83.33% women confirmed using telephone services. CONLUSION : This study reveals that cell phones would be the acceptable medium of providing pregnancy and postpartum support to women in the Dschang health district. This is justified by the fact that a vast majority of women interviewed had access to a cell phone and referred to it as their desired and accepted means of communication. en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Afutendem, N.B., Baleba, A.N., Tapondjou, A.L. et al. 2019, 'Assessing implementation modalities of mHealth intervention on pregnant women in Dschang health district, West region of Cameroon', Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 33, art. 305, pp. 1-7. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1937-8688 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.11604/pamj.2019.33.305.17603
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/72494
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Field Epidemiology Network en_ZA
dc.rights © Nkemngu Blake Afutendem et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Pregnant women en_ZA
dc.subject mHealth en_ZA
dc.subject Dschang health district en_ZA
dc.subject Implementation modalities en_ZA
dc.subject Antenatal care (ANC) en_ZA
dc.subject Postnatal care (PNC) en_ZA
dc.subject Maternal health en_ZA
dc.subject Safe motherhood en_ZA
dc.subject West Region of Cameroon en_ZA
dc.title Assessing implementation modalities of mHealth intervention on pregnant women in Dschang health district, West region of Cameroon en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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