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Table 3 Patient awareness of PNC visits and format of pre-discharge education

From: Postnatal care education in health facilities in Accra, Ghana: perspectives of mothers and providers

  Regional Hospital District Hospitals Sub-district Hospitals
Informed of need for PNC during ANC visits 11 (52%) 36 (53%) 51 (61%)
Format of pre-discharge education
 One to one 17 (25%) 29 (35%)
 Group 21 (100%) 50 (74%) 47 (57%)
 Both one to one and group 1 (1%) 4 (5%)
 Not answered 2 (2%)
 Support person present for pre-discharge education 0 7 (10%) 22 (27%)
 Instructed on PNC visit schedule 10 (48%) 45 (66%) 61 (73%)
 Knew the correct number of PNC visits 2 (10%) 10 (15%) 35 (42%)*
 Could recall the correct PNC visit schedule 0 4 (6%) 29 (35%)*
 Informed where to go for PNC visits 15 (71%) 59 (87%) 72 (87%)
 Given resource number to call if questions 5 (24%) 10 (15%) 24 (29%)
  1. Data are represented as percent of patients within each hospital category
  2. *Patients in the sub-district hospitals were significantly more likely to know the correct number and timing of PNC visits (p < 0.01; chi-square). Postnatal care (PNC)
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