The perspective of healthcare practitioners on preconception care at primary healthcare in Jakarta: A qualitative study

Wiwit Kurniawati, Yati Afiyanti, Sabarinah Prasetyo, Endang L. Achadi, Kumboyono Kumboyono

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Abstract

Objectives: This study has aimed at identifying the nature of preconception care delivered by healthcare practitioners toward prospective brides and grooms at primary healthcare in Jakarta. Materials and methods: This study used a qualitative design with descriptive analysis. The participants of this study are nine health practitioners, who deliver preconception care to prospective brides and grooms at primary healthcare in Jakarta, involving doctors, nurses, midwives, health analysts, and psychologists. The criteria of the participant were healthcare practitioners who were in charge of delivering healthcare service to prospects from primary healthcare, at least having a year experience at primary healthcare, having at least an associate degree. Participants have selected through purposive sampling in which characteristics suitable to the research objectives. The trustworthiness of the data has met through principles of credibility, conformability, dependability, and transferability. Results: The study identified four themes, which include participants’ perspective on prospects preparation, implementation of preconception care to prospects at primary healthcare, obstacles faced during the delivery, and participants’ needs for preconception care services. Conclusion: Healthcare practitioners need specialized training and interagency cooperation to enhance professional skill-mix in preconception care to achieve goals for maternal and child health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100351
JournalInternational Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Preconception care
  • Primary healthcare
  • Qualitative study
  • Women Health

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