DETERMINING FACTORS IN SELECTING LABOR SERVICE BY PREGNANT WOMEN IN SOUTH CENTRAL TIMOR REGENCY

Marni

Abstract:

Maternal and child health is still a concern in Indonesia. Many efforts have been made to lessen maternal mortality (MMR) in Indonesia, such as improving antenatal care in all health care facilities with good quality and reaching all target groups, gradually increasing labor service by professional staff, increasing the high risk of pregnant women and implementing a referral system and improving a good quality service of neonatal care. This study aims to determine the relationship between health facilities’ affordability and health care selection for pregnant women, understand the behavior of pregnant women in making decision and utilizing health care, and knowing the extent to which the knowledge of pregnant women about health care information systems. This study took place in 15 villages which is selected by random sampling technique, whereas the sample is consisted of 358 respondents obtained by “purposive sampling” method. Data collection was conducted using questionnaire and data collection sheets and analyzed descriptively. The affordability of health facilities is the main consideration in selecting labor service. The decision made by pregnant women in selecting treatment still requires consideration of others, especially spouse, free cost, and there are still many of those who use the help of traditional labor attendants. Information systems regarding health care are already known by public such as BPJS, Jamkesmas / Jampersal and Jamkesda as a health services insurance that are widely used by the public.

 

Keywords: labor, behavior, information systems, health, traditional labor attendants

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