Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Knowledge, Attitude and Preference of Primi Antenatal women towards Caesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery



Address:   Mrs. Binita Khati1, Mrs. Hemkala Dhakal2*, A. Sharma3, C.L. Bhutia3, C. Bhutia3, L. Lepcha3, M. Subba3, M. Dey3, P. Wangmo3, P. Gurung3, P. Sharma3, S. Mukhiya3, S. Chettri3
1Associate Professor, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal
2Assistant Professor, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal
3Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00096.4

ABSTRACT:
Objectives: to assess the knowledge, attitude and preference of primi antenatal women towards caesarean section and vaginal delivery and to determine association between knowledge and attitude regarding caesarean section and vaginal delivery with the variables. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study among 150 samples in the age group of 18-35 years, attending the Antenatal OPD were selected using Non-Probability Convenience sampling technique. The data was collected by using structured knowledgequestionnaire and attitude scale. Results: Findings related to knowledge regarding vaginal delivery showed that 44% of the samples had good Knowledge, 52.67% had average knowledge and 3.33 % had poor knowledge. The study findings also revealed that 60.67% had average, 33% had good and 3.33% had poor knowledge regarding caesarean section. The study findings related to attitude towards caesarean section and vaginal delivery showed thatall the samples had favourable attitude towards both caesarean section and vaginal delivery and majority of the samples 80.67% preferred vaginal delivery over Caesarean section. Conclusion: Althoughmajority of the samples 80.67% preferred vaginal delivery over caesarean section, the percentage of mother who preferred caesarean section is 19.33% which is out of 150 samples which is not to be neglected and being in health profession it is our responsibility to educate the mothers regarding what is caesarean section, its complication and when one should choose caesarean section as a mode of delivery
KEYWORDS:
Caesarean Section, Vaginal Delivery, Knowledge, Attitude, Preference, Primi antenatal women.
Cite:
Binita Khati, Hemkala Dhakal, A. Sharma, C.L. Bhutia, C. Bhutia, L. Lepcha, M. Subba, M. Dey, P. Wangmo, P. Gurung, P. Sharma, S. Mukhiya, S. Chettri. Knowledge, Attitude and Preference of Primi Antenatal women towards Caesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(4): 475-477.
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