At the Sociology department office
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Topic: Maternal And Child Health
The research is focused on identifying the factors mitigating against the health of women and their children and such can be factors can be tackled to reduced maternal and child adverse health outcomes and provide an enabling environment for their overall wellbeing.
|1.||Ph.D (Sociology/ Demography)||Lagos State University||2022|
Health Behaviour Seeking Behaviour and Maternal Health Outcomes among Reproductive Aged Women in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The proportion of women delaying childbearing to later years has increased globally. This trend is facilitated by emerging social and economic realities, where women prefer to invest the earlier parts of their reproductive years in pursuing higher education and career goals. Studies have established a direct relationship between increasing maternal age and adverse health outcomes for child and mother. Health seeking behaviour also influences health outcomes of actors involved.
Specifically, the study seeks to:
• Analyse the prevailing health seeking behaviour of advanced reproductive aged women in Lagos State.
• Identify the factors influencing health seeking behaviour of advanced reproductive aged women in Lagos State.
• Ascertain the prevailing level of maternal health outcomes of advanced reproductive aged women in Lagos State.
• Investigate the association between health seeking behaviour and maternal health outcomes of advanced reproductive aged women in Lagos State.
The study will deploy a methodological triangulation approach combining quantitative and qualitative epistemological strategies. Consequently, the study will utilize survey design along with focus group discussion and in-depth interview designs. Multistage sampling strategy involving four stages will be used to select local government areas, wards, streets, and households. SPSS version 25.0 software will be used to analyse quantitative data using the traditional three levels of analyses, while qualitative data will deploy NVIVO version 11.0 software to conduct analyses.
This study is expected to identify the factors influencing health-seeking behaviour of advanced reproductive aged women and validate the relationship between increasing maternal age and health outcomes. The study will add to the existing literature by providing a robust and rich representative knowledge on advanced maternal reproductive aged women and their maternal health outcomes and also bring to light the prevailing health challenges of increased maternal age and how such challenges can be properly handled to prevent adverse maternal health outcomes.
OLUPOOYE OLABUSOYE is a Lecturer II at the Department of Sociology
OLUPOOYE has a Ph.D in Sociology/ Demography from Lagos State University