Author(s): Lakshmi K

Email(s): kavyashreekarthick@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00131   

Address: Ms. Lakshmi K
Professor, MES College of Nursing, Perinthalmanna, Kerala.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Objectives: This study was aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding. Methodology: quantitative non experimental - descriptive research design was adopted. The study was conducted in MES medical college hospital with the sample size of 50 primipara mothers by using non probability- purposive sampling technique. Results: The knowledge score of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding were 4 (8.0%) had inadequate knowledge, 35 (70%) had average knowledge, 11 (22%) had adequate knowledge. The attitude score of the primipara mothers regarding breast feeding reveals that 2 (4.0%) had neutral attitude, 48 (96%) had positive attitude towards breast feeding. Correlation of knowledge and attitude of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding represents that mean knowledge and attitude score of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding was 14.3 and 48.74 respectively. Correlation coefficient(r) value is 0.041, which indicates statistically non significant. find the association between the knowledge and attitude with selected demographic data illutrates that there is a significant association of knowledge score with their type of family (p <0.05) and there is no significant association of knowledge score with the age, education, occupation, religion, residence, age at marriage, sex of the baby, previous knowledge on breast feeding ( p > 0.05). there is no significant association of attitude score with the with demographic data ( p >0.10). conclusion: This study was identified that 70% of the primipara mothers had average knowledge and 96% had positive attitude towards breast feeding. It implies that majority of the primipara mothers was received previous information regarding breast feeding in this study had a major role to enhance the knowledge and attitude of primipara mothers regarding breast feeeding.


Cite this article:
Lakshmi K. A Cross sectional study to assess the knowledge and attitude of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding, MES medical college hospital at Perinthalmanna. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):561-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00131

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Lakshmi K. A Cross sectional study to assess the knowledge and attitude of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding, MES medical college hospital at Perinthalmanna. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):561-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00131   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-4-23


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