New ProjectBirth preparedness and complication readiness in pregnant women. A cross sectional study
India (MSAI) - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College/KLE University, Belagavi
Public Health
Community Medicine
English, Hindi
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Birth Preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is a strategy to promote timely use of skilled maternal and neonatal care during childbirth. It includes saving money, arranging transportation identifying a skilled birth attendant, a health facility and a blood donor before childbirth. According to world health organisation; BPCR should be a key component of focused antenatal care. In spite of national programmes available in the country, a substantial proportion of pregnant women experience complications during pregnancy, IFMSA International Secretariat, c/o IMCC, NørreAllé 14, 2200 København N., Denmark childbirth and postnatal period. Hence the present study will be conducted to assess the BPCR practice and the factors associated with it among the pregnant women.
What is the aim of the project?
To assess BPCR practice and the factors associated with it among the pregnant women.
What techniques and methods are used?
Personal interview using questionnaire. A facility based cross sectional study will be conducted among pregnant women (>28 weeks of gestation) and recently delivered ( in last 6 months) women attending antenatal clinics and immunisation clinics of urban health centre , field practice area of department of community medicine. Information regarding five key components: identified place of delivery, saved money to pay for expenses, mode of transport identified, identified a birth companion, arranged a blood donor if the need arises. Optimal BPCR will be defined as following at least three out of five key components of BPCR. Women should be able to recollect at least two key danger signs in each of three phases i.e, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum (total six) to be considered as knowledgeable on key danger signs.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Introduction and orientation will be given to students regarding the scientific way of conducting research. Proposal writing with adequate review of literature, questionnaire preparation, Collection of data in antenatal clinics and immunisation clinics, analysis of data with the help of statistician and interpretation of data. The student will also be expected to write a complete report at the end of the project with proper guidance.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, it will be provided in the form of preliminary readings.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
To prepare a poster and scientific report The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students