Impact of husbands' participation in antenatal health education services on maternal health knowledge

B. C. Mullany, B. Lakhey, D. Shrestha, M. J. Hindin, Stanley Becker

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Introduction: A randomized controlled trial was designed to test the impact of involving husbands in antenatal health education on women's maternal health knowledge. Methods: Total 442 women receiving antenatal services at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal were randomized into three groups: women who attended education sessions with their husbands, women who attended education sessions alone, and women who attended no education sessions (controls). At baseline and after delivery, women's maternal health knowledge and change in knowledge levels were compared between the groups. Results: Compared to control group women, women educated with husbands increased their knowledge scores by an average of 0.61 points (95% CI=0.32-0.89, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Nepal Medical Association
Volume48
Issue number173
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Prenatal Education
Spouses
Health Education
Health Services
Women's Health
Education
Nepal
Maternal Health
Randomized Controlled Trials
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Couples intervention
  • Male involvement
  • Maternal health
  • Nepal

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  • Medicine(all)

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Impact of husbands' participation in antenatal health education services on maternal health knowledge. / Mullany, B. C.; Lakhey, B.; Shrestha, D.; Hindin, M. J.; Becker, Stanley.

In: Journal of the Nepal Medical Association, Vol. 48, No. 173, 01.2009, p. 28-34.

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