Maternal satisfaction with postnatal home visitation services by community health nurses in Ashanti Region, Ghana: A cross-sectional correlational study

Yvonne Agyeman-Duah, Million Bimerew

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Efforts have been made to improve maternal and child health care globally, with a focus on promoting postnatal home visitation care. Despite the known significance of postnatal home visits, concerns still exist regarding mothers’ satisfaction with home visitation care. This study examined maternal satisfaction with postnatal home visitation care in the Ashanti Region. A crosssectional correlational study design was used to gather data from the study participants using the Jipi’s questionnaire to assess maternal satisfaction with healthcare. Ten (10) district hospitals were randomly selected from 27 district hospitals in the region. A sample size of 170 postnatal mothers were then selected randomly from the 10 districts hospitals according to proportion of mothers at each facility. SPSS version 25 was used to analyse the data using descriptive statistics and Chi-square at a p-value = 0.05. The results indicated that the mothers were satisfied with the overall home visitation services, yet, showed dissatisfaction towards some specific postnatal care, including the quality of information on maternal care and support rendered by the CHNs regarding the care of the newborn during their visit. The satisfaction levels of mothers with these services are high, yet there are still opportunities for improving them by addressing specific challenges and tailoring these services to the diverse needs of postnatal mothers. In conclusion, CHNs’ work during postnatal period is essential in promoting the health of both the baby and the mother. (Afr J Reprod Health 2024; 28 [5]: 13-21).

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