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Male Partner’s Involvement and its Associated Factors in Promoting Skilled Delivery Attendance Among Fathers who Have Children Less Than Oneyear of Age in Ambo Town, Ethiopia, 2017

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dc.contributor.advisor Hordofa, Berhanu (PhD))
dc.contributor.author Belema, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-06T07:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-06T07:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/6838
dc.description.abstract Background: Male partner‟s involvement in maternal health care has been described as a process of social and behavioral change that is needed for men to play in maternal health care with the purpose of ensuring women‟s and children`s wellbeing. How every little has been explored about level of male involvement and associated factors in promoting skilled birth attendant in the study area Objective: To assess male partner‟s involvement and its associated factors in promoting skilled delivery attendance among fathers who have children less than one year of age in ambo town west shoa zone, western Ethiopia, 2017 Methods: Community based cross sectional study design was conducted on a sample of 408 male partners‟ that has children less than one year of age. The data was collected using simple random sampling method. The data were entered into Epi 3.3.5 version data and analyzed by SPSS window software.Discriptive statistics and measure of central tendency and variability were computed. Binary and multiple logistic regressions were used to identify the association between dependent and independent variables. Result. Out Of three hundred ninety six study Participants‟, One hundred sixty-six (41.9 %) of male partners involved in promoting skilled birth attendant of their spouse. Age group between 20-29 years [AOR=16.34(7.582-35.238)], participant who have diploma and above [AOR=2.85(1.013-8.057)], those who are civil servant [AOR=2.51(1.449-4.351)], monthly income who have greater than three thousand and five hundred [AOR=2.25(CI: 1.084-4.707)] and knowledge of skilled attendant [A0R=2.73(1.617-4.636)] had significant association with male involvement Conclusion and recommendation: level of male partner‟s involvement in promoting skilled birth attendant was low. Age of male partners, educational level, occupational status, monthly income and knowledge on skilled birth attendant were found to be associated with male partner‟s involvement. To improve male partner involvement, policy makers and different stake holders has to adopt strategies/programs to promote male involvement, promote education and facilitate economic empowerment, create awareness on importance of male involvement in skilled birth attendant through media ,health education and community mobilization Key words: Male involvement, skilled delivery attendant, Ambo town, Ethiopia en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Male involvement en_US
dc.subject Skilled delivery attendant en_US
dc.subject Ambo town en_US
dc.subject Ethiopia en_US
dc.title Male Partner’s Involvement and its Associated Factors in Promoting Skilled Delivery Attendance Among Fathers who Have Children Less Than Oneyear of Age in Ambo Town, Ethiopia, 2017 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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