Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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An Explorative Study to Identify the Cultural Believes on Postnatal Care Among Mothers in Selected Hospital, Erode



Address:   Mr. D. Anish Vinu1, Ms. Feba Mol Steaphen1, Ms. Dillu Mol Kurian1, Ms. Jaya Paul1, Mrs. T. Jayadeepa2, Prof. A. Arvin Babu3
1B.Sc Nursing IV year Students, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam, Nammakkal (Dt)
2Reader, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam, Nammakkal (Dt)
3Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam, Nammakkal (Dt)
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ABSTRACT:
The promotion of knowledge has been recognized as an important aspect of understanding the health care more effectively. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the cultural believes on postnatal care among mothers. Design: A descriptive design was used. Sample: Postnatal mothers at TPN Hospital, Erode (Dt). Sampling Technique: Purposive sampling technique was used.. Data collection: A Structured interview questionnaires was used to collect data from samples. Results: Finding depicts that 73.3% of mothers had average attitude on postnatal care and 26.7% of the samples having poor attitude on postnatal care. Area- wise distribution of cultural believes on postnatal care among postnatal mothers shows that the highest percentage score (mean 1.23 and SD 0.17) which was 63.3% on the area of Exercise and the lowest mean score ( 2.5 and SD 1.98 ) which was 43.3% on the area of food. The Overall cultural believes score on postnatal mothers shows that (mean 4.73 and SD 2.32) which was 53.23%. This shows that the postnatal mothers have average attitude on postnatal care. There is no significant association of attitude scores on cultural believes on postnatal care among mothers with their selected demographic variables except age of the mother, mode of delivery and postnatal day. Conclusion: The knowledge and attitude of postnatal care should be reinforced to improve the health of the mother and the baby.
KEYWORDS:
Cultural believes, postnatal care, Mothers.
Cite:
D. Anish Vinu, Feba Mol Steaphen, Dillu Mol Kurian,Jaya Paul, T. Jayadeepa, A. Arvin Babu. An Explorative Study to Identify the Cultural Believes on Postnatal Care Among Mothers in Selected Hospital, Erode .Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(2): April- June 2014; Page 175-177,
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