Grace Bantebya

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OBJECTIVES To investigate whether domestic violence during pregnancy is a risk factor for antepartum hospitalization or low birthweight (LBW) delivery. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted in Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda, among 612 women recruited in the second pregnancy trimester and followed up to delivery, from May 2004 through July(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence, types, severity and risk factors for domestic violence among women attending antenatal clinic. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING The antenatal clinic, Mulago Hospital, the national referral hospital, Kampala, Uganda. SUBJECTS Pregnant women (n = 379) attending the antenatal clinic, on their index visit. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare pregnancy intention and domestic violence among women with induced and spontaneous abortion. METHOD Case-control study in Mulago Hospital, Uganda, from September 2003 to June 2004 of 942 women seeking post-abortion care. Direct inquiry, records review and clinical examination identified 333 with induced abortion (cases) and 609 with(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the World Health Organization/Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) protocol for measuring HIV/sexually transmitted disease prevention indicators pertaining to knowledge and sexual practices of the general population. METHODS Data were collected in Uganda during 1993. Three different interview strategies were complemented with qualitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the methods, reasons and decision-making process for termination of pregnancy among adolescents and older women, in Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. DESIGN Comparative study. SUBJECTS Nine hundred and forty two women seeking postabortion care, of which 333 had induced abortion (of whom 115 were adolescents). SETTING The emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE Why domestic violence survivors develop adverse outcomes following domestic violence during pregnancy is unclear, but may depend on how survivors cope with the stress of violence. The objective was to describe strategies pregnant adolescents employ in coping with domestic violence. METHODS This was a qualitative study involving 16 in-depth(More)
This study explored community perceptions of factors associated with domestic violence, with an emphasis on events occurring during pregnancy. Ten focus group discussions, 14 key-informant interviews and four case vignettes were conducted in Wakiso district, Uganda between August and December 2003. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore knowledge, attitudes and practices of health workers in Mulago hospital towards domestic violence prevention and management, especially violence during pregnancy. METHODS From 5(th) to 25(th) March 2000, self-administered pre-coded questionnaires were given to a purposively selected sample of 48 health workers identified from staff of(More)
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