A qualitative study to explore accessing and utilization of health information by high-risk multiparous pregnant women in a rural hospital in the Msinga District. Twenty case studies were purposely selected. Data collection involved interviews using an interview schedule as a guide and record review. Cross case analysis showed that tradition and culture are strong motivation for acceptance and/or rejection and utilization of health information by women in the study setting. Although the need to attend for antenatal care was acknowledged by rural women, the degree of utilization of health information provided at this health centre was found to be minimal as influenced by strong cultural values. This study highlighted communication barriers to disseminating and utilization of health information.
|Subject||Medical sciences: Nursing|
|Subject 2||Medical sciences: Nursing|
|Degree Type||Masters degree|