Factors influencing Indonesian women’s use of maternal health care services

Kurniati, A., Chen, C. M., Efendi, F., & Berliana, S. M. (2018). Factors influencing Indonesian women’s use of maternal health care services. Health care for women international39(1), 3-18.

Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women’s age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman’s attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services. The likelihood of women using those recommended maternal health care services increased along with the increased educational attainment among women and their spouses, and the older age at first birth. Higher schooling years may contribute to improving adequate maternal health care. Community awareness on maternal health issues should be promoted and include the prevention of early marriage, teenage pregnancies, and domestic violence.

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Inisiasi Seks Sebelum Nikah dan Interval Waktu ke Pernikahan Pertama diantara Orang Indonesia

Premarital Sex Initiation and the Time Interval to First Marriage Among Indonesians

Pages 215-232 | Accepted author version posted online: 15 Feb 2018, Published online: 26 Sep 2018

Tulisan ini menelaah faktor-faktor penentu keputusan seks pranikah di Indonesia serta dampaknya pada pilihan usia keberapa pernikahan pertama dilakukan. Analisis kedayatahanan (survival analysis) diaplikasikan pada Survei Demografi dan Kesehatan Indonesia (Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey, IDHS), dimana 11% orang Indonesia melaporkan bahwa mereka telah melakukan seks pranikah. Studi kami menunjukkan bahwa kehadiran seks pranikah lebih tinggi jika dilaporkan oleh wanita yang telah menikah dan berada pada rentang umur 15–24 tahun dibandingkan dengan laporan oleh warga negara Indonesia (WNI) yang belum menikah. Kecenderungan melakukan seks pranikah lebih tinggi pada sampel pria, penduduk berpendidikan lebih rendah dan mereka yang bermukim di pedesaan. Sementara itu, wanita, penduduk berpendidikan pendidikan lebih tinggi, serta mereka yang bertempat tinggal di desa umumnya menikah segera setelah melakukan seks. Pada umumnya, orang Indonesia yang melakukan seks pranikah menikah lebih belakangan dibandingkan dengan mereka yang tidak melakukan seks pranikah. Panjangnya tenggang waktu antara inisiasi seks pranikah dan menikah perlu diperhitungkan dalam formulasi kebijakan untuk memenuhi hak orang dewasa yang belum menikah atas pelayanan komprehensif kesehatan reproduksi seksual.

More: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00074918.2018.1440067

Return migration of nurses: A concept analysis

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 199) Last page : ( 203)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.00994.4

Return migration of nurses: A concept analysis

Efendi Ferry1, Kurniati Anna2, Savage Eileen3, Nursalam Nursalam4, Yusuf Ah.5, Kusnanto Kusnanto5
1Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

2Health planner specialist, Center for Planning and Management of Human Resources for Health, BPPSDMK, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

3Professor, School of Nursing, University College Cork, Ireland

4Professor Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

5Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Online published on 25 September, 2018.



Return migration is a complex, challenging phenomenon and to date it remains a concept that is not well understood. A concept analysis would help to clarify what is meant by return migration. This paper aims to report on an analysis of the concept of return migration of nurses.


Concept analysis using the Walker and Avant approach.

Data Sources

Google Scholar, Pubmed, EBSCO, JSTOR and Web of Science databases were searched without a timeframe. Twenty-one articles meeting the inclusion criteria were included.


This study employs eight steps of Walker and Avant’s method to conduct the concept analysis.


Return migration of nurses can be defined by five attributes: the motivation and decisions of migrant nurse, return as human right, resource mobilisation, reintegration and return itineraries. Antecedents of return migration include the economic, social, geographical, political, family and life cycle that comprise the cause and effect framework. With regards to return migration, the consequences are beneficial or detrimental depend on the point of view migrant nurses, source country, receiving country, nursing profession and country health system. Empirical referents have been identified and support potential area to undertake a research on return migration.


This concept analysis has clarified current understandings and enhance the clarity of return migration concept. It recognises the centrality of return as a component in migration stage that needs a comprehensive approach.

full-text: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=9&issue=9&article=037