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Ann Med Res. 2005; 12(1): 31-35

Assessment of Pregnancy-Puerperium Evaluation Forms of a Central Health Center in Aydın Province


Pınar Okyay*, Ayfer Gemalmaz**, Erdal Beşer*, Okay Başak**, Eyüp S. Doyuran***



Objective: The objective of the current study was to assess the year 2002 records of the Pregnancy-Puerperium

Evaluation Forms of one of central health centers in Aydın province.

Material and Method: It was a descriptive study. Randomly selected 184 forms from the health center area were


Results: The most filled area of the form was “the result of the pregnancy” (%96.7) and the least was the pelvic

assessment (17.4%). Mean age was 26.61±5.35 years; 7.1% were in 15-19 years age group. Means were 21.53±3.79

years for first marriage, 22.38±3.89 years for first pregnancy, 2.07±1.20 for pregnancies, and 1.20±0.85 for alive

deliveries. Mean of first visit 18.19± 8.91 week, mean of total controls was 4.54± 2.10. There were 6(3.3%) women

used intrauterine device, 1(0.5%) used oral contraceptives, 8(4.3%) used condom, 8(4.3%) preferred coitus

interrupters before pregnancy. The rations of TT1 and TT2 were 75.5% and 70.1%. At least one time, 44.8% of

pregnant women could not be found at home during the visit.

Conclusion: There was a problem that women could not be found at home during the visit. So, the first visit could

be performed after 12th weeks of pregnancy and visited for at least six times, as offered by Ministry of Health. The

ratios of TT1 and TT2 were high. It was thought that the health center should assess the reasons and the solutions

on the problems, namely failure of family planning methods, adolescent pregnancy and being not at home during

the visits.


Key Words: Prenatal care, Pregnancy, Puerperium

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