Background: Unsafe abortion practices are of great public
health concern as they remain a leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Post-abortion
care and management especially post-abortion contraception have been identified
as a cost-effective method of preventing unintended pregnancies from occurring thus
improving maternal health.
Objective: This study sort to investigate how information,
motivation and behavioral constructs influence the management of post-abortion care
specifically contraception care giving by healthcare providers (doctors and nurses)
in South Western, Nigeria.
Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional design was conducted
among 420 participants using a 44-item validated structured questionnaire. Descriptive
statistics, and correlation analysis was conducted to give statistical responses
to the research questions and hypotheses using SPSS version 25.
Results: Respondents level of information was 9.44 ± 2.351
with a prevalence score of 52.4%, mean score for motivation was 24.62 ± 3.628 with
a prevalence of 68.4%, mean score for self-efficacy was 15.76 ± 3.640 with prevalence
of 75.0% while mean score for practice was 10.55 ± 2.502 with a prevalence of 70.3%.
Motivation level and Self-efficacy level is significantly associated with practice
of post abortion contraception (r^2 = 0.23, P <0.001; r^2 = 0.34, P <0.001).
Conclusion: There is need for more sensitization and dissemination
of information on post-abortion contraception especially on early return to fertility
after an abortion, counselling, importance of ensuring the woman leaves the facility
with a method/referral and eliminating provider bias.
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