Influence of Maternal Variables on the Occurrence of Vesico Vaginal Fistula in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Ukeme E. Eyo, Comfort Udobang


This study was conducted to assess the influence of maternal variables on the occurrence of vesico vaginal fistula. Twenty five patients of VVF were purposively selected from the Family Health Hospital at Mbribit Itam and used for the study. A questionnaire titled maternal variables and vesico vaginal fistula questionnaire (MVVVFQ) was used to collect data for testing the three null hypotheses by calculating t-test. Findings revealed that maternal age, education and income were among the maternal variables that expose women to the incidence of VVF. Recommendations were made among others that parents should send their daughters to school instead of giving them out in early marriage, teenage pregnancy should be avoided and caesarean section should be done for obstructed labour instead of allowing young mothers go through difficult labour.

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