Institutional delivery knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers of childbearing age with one or more children, Ethiopia


Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Institutional delivery, Ethiopia,


Background: Institutional delivery is Giving birth in medical institution under the care and Supervision of trained health care providers which promotes newborn survival and reduces maternal mortality. The objective of the study was to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards institutional delivery among mothers of child bearing age who have one or more child and visit MCH clinic Adaba health center, West Arsi zone, South East Ethiopia.

Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study design was conducted. The study was conducted starting from May 1-30, 2021 at Adaba health center, West Arsi zone, South East Ethiopia. Our study sample size is 250 mothers who have at least one birth and visiting MCH at Adaba health center. Systematic random sampling was used to select mothers, Data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Finally data was analyzed by SPSS version 21  

Results out of 250 women during our data collection time 246(98.4%) were our respondents and 4(1.6%) were non respondents. Among 246 women 213 (86.6%) had good knowledge and 33(13.4%) had poor knowledge. While 212(86.2%) had good attitude and 34(13.8%) had poor attitude and 179(72.8%) had good practice but 67(27.2%) had poor practice.

Conclusion Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice of mothers towards institutional delivery plays a key role in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. However, the prevailing level of KAP towards institutional delivery is not satisfactory.

Increasing utilization of institutional delivery by increasing awareness of each community through health information dissemination on importance of institutional delivery is needed.


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