Antenatal and Post-natal Check-up Practices Among Chepang and Non-Chepang Communities of Nepal

Authors

  • Mayanath Ghimire Scholar, Mewar University, Rajasthan
  • Ram Krishna Maharjan Professor of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jaar.v1i2.16590

Keywords:

Antenatal, Chepang, Check-up, Non-Chepang, Postnatal

Abstract

 Health check-up during pregnancy and after pregnancy is a must because of the critical health status of the mother and baby. The study identifies the health seeking behavior of mothers of Chepang and Non-Chepang communities of Makawanpur and Chitwan district of Nepal regarding the ANC and PNC check-up. The study was cross sectional descriptive design. Total sample size was 1250 (511 Non-Chepang and 739 Chepang). The result found that Non-Chepang community was found more aware and better practice of health check-up than Chepang communities in both districts. Nepal Government should focus on Chepang or similar types of marginalized and backward communities to increase their access on health services as well as concerned authorities should be responsible to address their problem which become as barrier to change their health seeking behavior.

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Published

2017-02-11

How to Cite

Ghimire, M., & Maharjan, R. K. (2017). Antenatal and Post-natal Check-up Practices Among Chepang and Non-Chepang Communities of Nepal. Journal of Advanced Academic Research, 1(2), 64–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaar.v1i2.16590

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