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dc.contributor.authorBarageine, Justus Kafunjo
dc.contributor.authorKabayambi, Joan
dc.contributor.authorMatovu, Joseph K. B.
dc.contributor.authorBeyeza, Jolly
dc.contributor.authorEkirapa, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorWanyenze, Rhoda K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T06:21:24Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T06:21:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationBarageine, Justus Kafunjo, 2014. Living with Obstetric Fistula: Perceived Causes, Challenges and Coping Strategies among Women Attending the Fistula Clinic at Mulago Hospital, Uganda.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/146
dc.descriptionThe study discuses the study to determine perceived causes, challenges and coping mechanisms of women living with obstetric fistula (OF) in Uganda.en_US
dc.description.abstractAims: To determine perceived causes, challenges and coping mechanisms of women living with obstetric fistula (OF) in Uganda. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of the Study: Mulago National Referral Hospital Uganda – January to July 2009. Methodology: Thirty women with OF were interviewed on challenges, coping mechanisms and perceived causes of OF using semi-structured questionnaires. Two focus group discussions were held with 10 caretakers of the women with OF and key informant interviews with 10 health care providers. Results: Majority of the women (21; 70%) were young (<25 years) had primary education (20; 67%) and had lived with OF for 2-9 years (20; 67%). The main perceived causes of OF were injury by surgeon (8; 27%), delivery of a big baby (7; 23%) and prolonged labor (4; 13%). Nearly all women with OF (27; 90%) reported that OF had detrimentally affected their health and well being; 26 women (87%) lost their children at birth or within the neonatal period. Families were affected by high cost of treatment (13; 43%); provision of basic items (10; 32%), and suffered stress (17; 55%). Women coped with OF by hiding from the general public (27; 90%), maintaining strict hygiene (25; 83%), ignoring people’s comments (23; 75%) or resorting to prayer (18; 57%). Conclusion: Women with OF experienced physical, emotional and socio-economic challenges and coped with OF through non-effective social measures. There is need to strengthen strategies to prevent OF and enhance OF rehabilitation services for affected women and their families.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectObstetric fistulaen_US
dc.subjectChallengesen_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectPerceived causesen_US
dc.subjectMisconceptionsen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleLiving with Obstetric Fistula: Perceived Causes, Challenges and Coping Strategies among Women Attending the Fistula Clinic at Mulago Hospital, Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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