Exploring the Impact of LUCY: A Maternal & Neonatal Health Application in Suriname 

mobile health (application), maternal health, health seeking
behaviour, impact, Suriname, LUCY

This study aimed to explore the impact of LUCY on the health-seeking behaviour of pregnant women, and mothers of new-borns through the following research questions: To what extent does LUCY impact the health-seeking behaviours and pregnancy-related knowledge of pregnant women and parents of new-borns using LUCY in Suriname? This research was guided by LUCY’s Theory of Change as well as several behavioural-change theories. Sub-questions related to the adherence to antenatal and post-natal care, impact on the self-efficacy of users, and the knowledge and awareness surrounding pregnancy and post-pregnancy health.

J.S. Trollip
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, February 2023 – July 2023

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