Date of Publication : 31, Mar, 2022
The study determined the acceptance of Caesarean Section among pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinic of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti. The study specifically assessed the level of awareness of pregnant women attending antenatal clinic on acceptance of caesarean section; determined the level of acceptance of caesarean section among pregnant women; examined the socio-economic factors influencing acceptance of caesarean section among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic; and assessed the influence of health practitioners in the acceptance of caesarean section among pregnant women. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The target population were pregnant women who booked at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti State. The sample size of 106 was derived using the Cochran’s formula. The instrument used for data collection was a well-structured self-designed questionnaire. The self- structured questionnaire was designed based on objectives of the study and was given to experts in the field of Nursing Science to critically examine and scrutinize for face and content validity. The instrument was administered on three consecutive clinic days for six weeks, a total of one hundred and six five (106) copies of the instrument were distributed. The data gathered from the study were analysed using statistical package for social science (SPSS version 25). The findings of the study revealed that most pregnant women have a relative high knowledge of caesarean section with the correct and informative reasons why caesarean section is been carried out while some women hold on to their beliefs and have little or no knowledge of caesarean birth. It was recommended among others that Health workers should ensure every woman undergoing caesarean section is well informed appropriately about the procedure and its indications in her present state or condition.
Keywords: Acceptance, Caesarean Section, Pregnant Women,
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Author(s), ABIODUN-OJO, Olubukola Esther (RN, RM, BNsc, PGDE, MSc), OWOLABI, Babajide Augustine (RN, RM, BNsc, MSc), OLUBODUN, Ayodele Priscillia (RN, RM),(2022). “Acceptance of Caesarean Section Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in A Tertiary Hospital in Ekiti State”, Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 1- 11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6416637 , Issue: 3, Vol.: 3, Article: 1, Month: March, Year: 2022. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
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