An investigation into the factors affecting underutilisation of the Phelandaba clinic labour ward by low risk pregnant women in Maputaland Northern KwaZulu-Natal
Mathenjwa, Nozipho Celia Herietta
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An exploratory descriptive research design was used for this study which investigated the underutilisation of a rural clinic’s labour ward by low risk pregnant women (LRPW). The study took place in Maputaland, Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Rosenstock’s health belief model (HBM) modified by Becker et al, in 1977 was adapted as a framework for this study.