Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge Related to Labour Process among Primigravida in selected Hospitals of Punjab and Haryana



Address:   Ms. Nisha Walia1, Mrs. P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin2, Ms. Kiran3
1M.Sc. Nursing II Year, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab.
2Asst. Professor, Dept. of OBG (N)., Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab.
3Lecturer, Dept. of OBG (N), Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab.
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ABSTRACT:
Becoming a mother is an important stage in every woman’s life. First time mothers in particular may feel anxious about how they are going to cope with themselves. With this aim the researcher made an attempt to assess and correlated the knowledge and anxiety on labour process. A quantitative research approach with descriptive design was adopted. The sample consists of 100 primigravida by purposive sampling technique. Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data from primigravida. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study findings shows that the majority of the primigravida i.e. 43% belongs to the age group of less than 23 years, 33% of the primigravida were studied till metric class, majority (81%) of primigravida were house wives, 53% of primigravida were from the families having monthly income of less than Rs.10,000/-, 52% of primigravida were housewives, majority (59%) of the primigravida were from nuclear family and 41% of primigravida gained knowledge on labour from their family. It also shows that 53% of the primigravida had good level of knowledge, followed by 30% of them had average level of knowledge, 11% had excellent level of knowledge and only 6% of them had low level of knowledge. The study findings show that there is an association between the level of knowledge and education, occupation and source of information.
KEYWORDS:
Primigravida, Labour process, Structured Interview schedule, Structured knowledge questionnaire, Purposive sampling technique.
Cite:
Nisha Walia,P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin, Ms. Kiran. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge Related to Labour Process among Primigravida in selected Hospitals of Punjab and Haryana. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(3): July- Sept., 2014; Page 273-275.
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