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The Relationship of Knowledge and Support of Husbands with the Compliance of Pregnant Women Implementing Antenatal Care (Anc) in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia

  • Open or Close Yunita K1*, Diyah A1, Mikha I1 and Korinus S2
    p>1Faculty of Medicine, Cenderawasih University, Indonesia

    2Center of Excellent of Jayapura Health Polytechnic, Indonesia

    *Corresponding author: Yunita Kristina, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura City, Papua Province, Indonesia/p>

Submission: June 11, 2022; Published: July 22, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/OARA.2022.02.000550

ISSN: 2577-1922
Volume2 Issue4


Pregnant women who do not perform prenatal care are one of the causes of maternal death. Papua Province is one of the provinces with the lowest coverage of ANC, which is 66.8% with K1 coverage of 56.3% and K4 of 40.74%. This figure is still quite far from the national average coverage of 88.03%. ANC examination can prevent obstetric complications and can maintain maternal health to reduce the incidence of prematurity, stillbirth, and Low Birth Weight (LBW). This study aims to determine the relationship between knowledge and husband’s support with the compliance of pregnant women in implementing ANC in the Mimika Regency. This study is a quantitative study with correlative analytic to see the relationship between husband’s knowledge and support with pregnant women’s compliance. In this study, the researcher used a cross-sectional method where data collection was only one measurement on the respondent. The number of samples in this study was 90 respondents with non-probability sampling method with purposive sampling technique, namely husbands of pregnant women who made ANC visits at private clinics in Mimika Regency. Data collection was done by using a questionnaire. Data analysis using Spearson correlation coefficient analysis. The results showed that there was a relationship between the husband’s knowledge and support with pregnant women’s compliance with ANC. It is hoped that health workers can provide information about the importance of ANC to husbands to provide support for pregnant women to comply with ANC.

Keywords: Antenatal care; Husband’s knowledge; Husband’s support; Compliance of pregnant women in carrying out threats

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