Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Minor Disorders of Pregnancy and the Incidence among the Antenatal Mothers who Attending OPD at Selected Hospital, Kolar



Address:   Mrs. Marie Rosy
Assistant Professor, KVM College of Nursing, P.B.NO.13, Cherthala, Alappuzha-688 524.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
A study was aimed to assess the knowledge and practice regarding minor disorders of pregnancy and the incidence among the antenatal mothers. The objectives of the study were to assess the existing level of knowledge of antenatal mothers regarding minor disorders of pregnancy, to assess the practice o antenatal mothers regarding the minor disorders of pregnancy , to find the association between the level of knowledge and practice with their demographic variables , to determine the relationship between the knowledge and practice regarding minor disorders of pregnancy and to find the incidence in terms of relative frequency of minor disorders of pregnancy. Non - experimental research approach was adopted. A descriptive survey design was used. 100 antenatal mothers chosen by using non probability purposive sampling technique. A structured interview schedule was used for collecting the tool such as demographic variables, level of knowledge and practice aspects of minor disorders of pregnancy. A check list was used to find the incidence in terms of relative frequency of minor disorders of pregnancy. A major finding indicated that 87% of antenatal mothers have inadequate level of knowledge and 65% of them had inadequate practice regarding minor disorders of pregnancy. The mean percentage of knowledge scores is 49.2 %. There is a significant association between knowledge scores of participants with occupation and income. There is a high correlation between knowledge and practice scores of minor disorders of pregnancy at 0.05 levels. The incidence in terms of relative frequency i.e., nausea and vomiting is 0.05; frequency of micturation and fatigue is 0.04.
KEYWORDS:
Minor disorders of pregnancy, incidence and antenatal mothers.
Cite:
Marie Rosy. A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Minor Disorders of Pregnancy and the Incidence among the Antenatal Mothers who Attending OPD at Selected Hospital, Kolar. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(3): July- Sept., 2014; Page 284-287.
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