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FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO PUERPERAL SEPSIS AT KAMPALA INTERNTIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL- ISHAKA BUSHENYI-UGANDA

B. M. Ambrose, Iwueke A. Vivien, Miriam N., Shimwela. D. M., R. Deshpande and G. R. Neel*

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Background: Puerperal sepsis is an abnormal condition that results from infection of the placental site following delivery and is characterized in mild form of fever 38.6 decrees Celsius but may progress to localize endometritis or pass on to blood stream and produce septicemia. This study was aiming to identify factors contributing to puerperal sepsis in post natal mothers in the maternity ward at KIUTH. Methods: A quantitative cross sectional study was conducted where by the questionnaires was availed to Mothers in maternity ward to fill. Convenience sampling method was used to obtain participants’ responses by the use of questionnaire. Results: The following was revealed out in the study; Most of the respondents who were interviewed 19(38%) were between 26 and 35 years, which is a reproductive age. All the respondents who were interviewed were females. The big number of the respondents 19(38%) were married. Majority of the respondents were Christians 32(64%), Most of the respondents27 (54%) belief that the cause of puerperal sepsis is due to poverty and poor hygiene. Most respondents 49(98%) agree that puerperal sepsis should be Managed from the hospital. Conclusions: Majority of the respondents 33(66%) beliefs that puerperal sepsis leads to complications like female reproductive system infection, infertility and blood infection.

Keywords: Puerperal sepsis, Postnatal, Kampala International University.


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