AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the knowledge and attitude on birth preparedness among primigravida mothers attending gynae OPD at selected hospital Patiala Punjab.’’
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: In developing countries, one out of six women in the age group of 15-45 years dies due to maternal disorders. Globally, of an estimated 515,000 maternal deaths in 1995 only 206(0.4%) reported from developed region.
DESIGN: Non – Experimental descriptive research design is used in this study.
METHODOLOGY: A quantitative approach with descriptive research design was used for this study. The sample consisted of 100 primigravida women who are attending Gynae OPD in selected Hospital of Patiala, Punjab. The sample was chosen by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire and rating scale. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
RESULTS: The mean knowledge score regarding birth preparedness was 24.90 and mean attitude score regarding birth preparedness was 6.80. Correlation of knowledge and attitude score regarding birth preparedness was found to have moderate positive correlation (r = 0.526) as calculated by Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation which is statistically significant (p<0.01).
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that more than half number of primigravida mother had good knowledge and one - third of primigravida mother had average knowledge regarding birth preparedness. That maximum number of primigravida mother strongly agrees with birth preparedness and minimum number of primigravida mother disagrees regarding birth preparedness.
RECOMMENDATIONS: A study can be carried out to evaluate the efficiency of various teaching strategies like self-instructional module, pamphlets, leaflets, and computer assisted instruction on birth preparedness.
Cite this article:
Parmjit Kaur, Jibin Varghese. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude on Birth Preparedness among Primigravida Mothers attending Gynae OPD at selected Hospital Patiala, Punjab.Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(1):106-110. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00022.8