Husband Support for Their Wives in Antenatal Care Visit

Awalia Hanifah, Hadi Pratomo, Giang Hoang


In Cimanggis Primary Health Care, Depok City, the coverage of both the first antenatal care visit (ANC1) and the fourth antenatal care visit (ANC4) was 99.4% (2013) and 91% (2014). The husband support is one of the factors that plays an important role in mothers’ ANC visit. This study aimed to assess predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors of the husband support towards their wives’ ANC visit. This was a qualitative study using a Rapid Assessment Procedure. Five husbands of pregnant women and their wives were recruited as informants. Two midwives from the primary health care were the key informants. Data were analysed using matrix of qualitative data and thematic analysis technique. Results showed that those three factors, meaning that predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors of the husband were very important in motivating their pregnant wives to do ANC during pregnancy.


husbands’ support, ante natal care services, wives’ support



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