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AIM To explore the experiences of women with severe maternal morbidity and their perception of the quality of health care. BACKGROUND The exploration of factors associated with severe maternal morbidity has emerged as an alternative strategy in reducing maternal mortality. This approach is useful for the evaluation and improvement of maternal health(More)
BACKGROUND Severe maternal conditions have increasingly been used as alternative measurements of the quality of maternal care and as alternative strategies to reduce maternal mortality. We aimed to study severe maternal morbidity and maternal near miss among women in two tertiary hospitals in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)
The adverse consequences to mothers of postpartum depression are well-documented, and risk factors are of interest. There is limited evidence on postpartum depression among women with severe maternal morbidity, defined as potentially life-threatening conditions during pregnancy, childbirth, or soon after termination of pregnancy. We compared postpartum(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known regarding the impact on maternal functional status in women who have survived severe obstetric complications. OBJECTIVE To compare the maternal functional status score between women with and without severe morbidity at one month and six months postpartum in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS A prospective cohort study design was(More)
BACKGROUND Given the growing interest in severe maternal morbidity (SMM), the need to assess its effects on quality of life is pressing. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of life scores between women with and without SMM at 1-month and 6-month postpartum in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS A prospective double cohort study design was(More)
INTRODUCTION Social support is an essential component for the physical and emotional well-being of postpartum mothers. The objective of this study is to determine the psychometric properties of the revised Malay version Medical Outcome Study (MOS) Social Support Survey using a confirmatory validity approach. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal mortality has been the main way of ascertaining the outcome of maternal and obstetric care. However, maternal morbidities occur more frequently than maternal deaths; therefore, maternal near miss was suggested as a more useful indicator for the evaluation and improvement of maternal health services. Our study aimed to explore the(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge on the factors associated with severe maternal morbidity enables a better understanding of the problem and serves as a foundation for the development of an effective preventive strategy. However, various definitions of severe maternal morbidity have been applied, leading to inconsistencies between studies. The objective of this study(More)
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