International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION) Vol. 3(2), pp. 90 - 99
DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030205
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Where Do they Go, Whom Do they Consult and Why? Health Seeking Behaviors of Pregnant Women Among Fishermen Community in Rural Sylhet


Md. Abul Hossen 1, Faisal Ahmmed 2,*
1 Department of Social Work, Jagannath University, Bangladesh
2 Department of Social Work, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

The situation of pregnancy and childbirth related morbidity and mortality is worse in Bangladesh because of low utilization of maternal health services. This situation is much more vulnerable among fishermen community than that of the majority community of Bangladesh due to their marginalized and disadvantaged status. Based on a qualitative investigation this article investigates the determinants of health seeking behavior and their influence on health service utilization among the pregnant women of fishermen community in Sylhet region. The findings reveal that women's culturally and socially determined roles greatly impair their health and play an important role in health seeking behavior through a complex web of social, economic, religious, cultural and behavioral interrelationships and synergies that pervade every aspect of their life. It also reveals that only infrastructural development cannot ensure the success in health sector, changing people's behavior through health promotion and building awareness is the key to bring success in this area.

KEYWORDS
Health Seeking Behavior, Pregnant, Woman and Fishermen

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Md. Abul Hossen , Faisal Ahmmed , "Where Do they Go, Whom Do they Consult and Why? Health Seeking Behaviors of Pregnant Women Among Fishermen Community in Rural Sylhet," International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 90 - 99, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030205.

(b). APA Format:
Md. Abul Hossen , Faisal Ahmmed (2015). Where Do they Go, Whom Do they Consult and Why? Health Seeking Behaviors of Pregnant Women Among Fishermen Community in Rural Sylhet. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), 3(2), 90 - 99. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030205.