The Dimensions and Determinants of Health-promoting Behavior among Postpartum Women in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia [post]

2019 unpublished
The postpartum period, known as Aras bét in Amharic, has been given little research, practice, and policy attention in Ethiopia.Objective This study examined the dimensions and determinants of postpartum women health-promoting behaviors in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia. Method A facility-based cross-sectional study design was employed. Using the Health Promoting Life Profile (HPLP) Questionnaire, quantitative data were drawn from 178 randomly selected mothers who had attended at least one postnatal
more » ... are visit. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results Postpartum women reported moderate levels of overall health-promoting behavior (M=141.62; SD=22.44). Across the subscales, spiritual growth (M= 28.81; SD, 5.35) and physical activity (M=18.16; SD=4.49) showed the highest and the lowest average HPLP score respectively. The t-test and ANOVA results showed that health-promoting behaviors varied across various sociodemographic variables such as religion groups, educational level, number of pregnancies, family type, employment status, monthly income, delivery place, delivery type, ANC and PNC attendance (p<0.05). In the binary logistic regression model, postpartum women who had no schooling were 16% less likely to have "better" overall HPLP-II score as compared to their college/university graduated counterparts ( p <0.05). Implications and Conclusion This study differentiated the dimensions and determinants of postpartum health-promoting behaviors. The study offers implications for social and health service providers and future researchers to consider the holistic dimensions of health promotion during the continuum of care for pregnancy. Background Of The Study
doi:10.21203/rs.2.16640/v1 fatcat:sk6c4kxwt5cqbnu7uapdb62xoy