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Indgenas gestantes en la ribera del Amazonas, Colombia,2009: conocimientos, actitudes y prcticas

Yenica Acosta Infante, Omar Segura

Journal Title:Investigaciones ANDINA

Objective: identify perceptions and possible risk factors in regards to pregnancy as part of the sexual and reproductive health (SSR) of expectant Indigenous mothers who live in the shores of the Amazon River, in order to plan, project and evaluate the impact of future programs for the promotion and prevention of their SSR. Methods: study, through Busqueda Activa- Comunitaria (BAC) Active Community Search of all the expectant mothers in the nineteen Indigenous communities of the area, application of survey of knowledge, attitude and practices (CAP) with the previous informed consent and risk evaluation of each expectant mother. Systematization and analysis with Epi-Info 3.5.1, using measures of frequency and central tendencies. Results: 73 expectant mothers located in the BAC, of the Ticuna ethnic group (56.2%), Cocama (19.2%), Yagua (8.2%), Huitoto (2.7%), Ocama (1.4%), and mixed ancestry (12.3%); distributed by age groups 16 18 (20.5%), 19 26 (41.1%), 27 34 (26.0%), and 35 48 (12.3%). Prenatal control: inadequate (64.4%), without control (21.0%). Births: in the last two years (74%); more than four (28.8%); post partum birth control with shots (38.1%), tubal ligation (23.8%) Conclusion: evidence of a high percentage of expectant mothers under risk, according to their age and incomplete prenatal control was clear. The strengthening and reinforcement of the strategies of information communication education and the creation of didactic materials with a plain-simple-graphic language in order to educate the expectant mothers, was recommended.