Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study to Describe the Knowledge and Attitude of Infertile Women Regarding Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) at a Selected Infertility Clinic, Bangalore.



Address:   Gundla Sowjanya*
Lecturer, Kamineni College of Nursing, L. B. Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – 500068
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Infertility is the major problem faced by reproductive age people throughout the world. Even then less focus is made on educating the couple regarding infertility and reproductive technology in India. Descriptive and co relational design was adopted for the study. In this study the modified structured interview schedule was used to assess the knowledge and 5 point Likert scale to assess the attitude of the infertile women regarding ART. Reliability of the tool was tested and validity was ensured in consultation with guides and experts in the fields of nursing and medicine. The study was carried out in Gunasheela IVF center, Bangalore and 50 infertile women were selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results and Interpretations: Majority of infertile women had moderately adequate knowledge (64%) and neutral attitude (80%) regarding Assisted Reproductive Techniques. There was a positive correlation (r=0.498) between the knowledge and attitude of infertile women. There was a statistically significant association found between level of knowledge and demographic variables such as education, occupation, past obstetrical history and type of infertility. There was a statistically significant association found between level of attitude and demographic variables such as occupation and monthly income of the family. Conclusion: Research hypotheses stated were accepted. This study revealed that infertile women have moderate knowledge and neutral attitude towards ART. Hence, the nurses in infertility clinics should concentrate on health education.
KEYWORDS:
Infertility; Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART); Knowledge; Attitude
Cite:
Gundla Sowjanya. A Study to Describe the Knowledge and Attitude of Infertile Women Regarding Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) at a Selected Infertility Clinic, Bangalore. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 1(1): Jan.-March 2011; Page 06-08.
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