Rational Choice Theory And Health Belief Model

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Abstract
Women procreate everyday to sustain the continuity of the society. Therefore they deserve to be given adequate care during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum periods. Such care will not only prevent them from risks embedded in pregnancy and delivery, but also assures a healthy start for the infant. This study seeks to examine the determinant of maternal health car facilities utilization and to ascertain the quality of healthcare facilities available in the rural communities. Theoretically, the study made use of Rational Choice Theory (RCT) and Health Belief Model. A descriptive research design was employed for the study, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. The quantitative data was computer processed …show more content…

This explains how pregnant women perceive the extent of the problem of maternal morbidity and mortality. If they see it as something serious or severe that can lead to complicated issues then there is need for them to take action. Perceived Susceptibility is another construct in HBM which refers to the personal risk or susceptibility which is one of the more powerful perceptions in prompting people to adopt healthier behaviour. Most women see themselves as being vulnerable to disease or death during the time of pregnancy due to the fact that different complains about their health always come up. This always gingers them in taking action to seek maternal health service from different places of their …show more content…

Methods are the research techniques or tools that are used for data collection and analysis. This study adopts a combination of methods in data collection, which include questionnaire and key informant interview. Also, method of population study, research instruments, method of analysis and analytical technique. This will give a holistic picture and understanding of the phenomenon under investigation.
The Study Area
This study is carried out in Ibadan, Oyo State. Ibadan is capital of Oyo State, located about 110 km (about 70 miles) northeast of Lagos. It has an estimated Population of 3,570,000 (2007 estimate) with eleven Local Government Areas (LGA); namely Ibadan North, Ibadan North East, Ibadan North West, Ibadan South East and Ibadan South West, Akinyele, Ona Ara, Oluyole, Egbeda, Lagelu and Ido. Several notable research institutes, such as the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Cocoa Research Institute, Forestry Research Institute, National Horticultural Research Institute, and Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research are scattered round the city. Apart from this, the city can boast of being the home to the first university in Nigeria and the first teaching hospital in Nigeria; the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital respectively. The Yorubas are the predominant ethnic group in Ibadan (Encarta, 2009). It is however a very cosmopolitan

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