Association between health care provider factors and the number of prenatal visits in Peruvian Hospital users
Asociación entre los factores del proveedor de salud y el número de atenciones prenatales en las usuarias de un Hospital Peruano
Objective: To identify the association between the health provider factors and the number of prenatal care in the users of the Carlos Lanfranco La Hoz hospital attended in 2019. Methods: The study had a quantitative approach, relational level and non-experimental design, had a sample participation of 342 pregnant users attended from January to December 2019, who were selected through a systematic probability sampling. For the statistical analysis, a descriptive statistic was used through the distribution of absolute and relative frequencies and an inferential statistic through the use of Poisson regression.
Results: The age was from 18 to 35 years in 74%, secondary in 62.9%, cohabiting in 71.1% and with comprehensive health insurance in 92.7%. The factors associated with the number of prenatal care were, as a scientific technical factor, receiving guidance on the results of analysis in prenatal care ”(p = 0.000; expB = 1,238 95% CI 1,099–1,394), and the doctor or obstetrician if recommended medications in their prenatal consultation (p = 0.003; expB = 1.154 95% CI 1.051-1.268); As a human factor, the doctor or obstetrician calls her by name during the prenatal visit (p = 0.000; expB = 1.45 95% CI 1.19–1.77).
Conclusion: There is an association between the health provider factors and the number of prenatal care in the users of the Carlos Lanfranco La Hoz hospital attended in 2019.
Keywords: Health provider factors, number of prenatal care, users, pregnant women..
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