Postnatal is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks. Tradition, ritual pollution, and lack of experience mean mothers have relatively little autonomy over newborn care and grandmothers and elders are important decision makers and care takers.
- To determine the level of knowledge regarding home based postnatal practices among primigravid women using structured interview schedule and to find the effectiveness of awareness programme on knowledge regarding home based postnatal practices among primigravid women in terms of gain in knowledge scores.
A pre-experimental study was conducted among 30 primigravid women from selected hospitals. Prior to the study, administrative permissions were obtained from the hospitals which were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Pre-test was conducted by administering a structured interview schedule prepared by the investigator. After the pre-test, awareness programme was administered to the primigravid women and on the seventh day post-test was conducted using the same interview schedule. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
The mean ± SD (27.83± 4.639) of post test knowledge score was higher than the mean ± SD(12.26±3.522) of pre-test knowledge score. The computed ‘t’ value (t29
=12.1028) was higher than the table value (t29 = 2.045) at 0.05 level of significance, suggesting that the awareness programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of primigravid women on home based postnatal practices.
The results showed that the awareness programme was effective in increasing the level of knowledge of primigravid women on home based postnatal practices.
The findings of the study showed that the knowledge of primigravid women was average before administering the awareness programme. The awareness programme helped them to learn more regarding home based postnatal practices. The post-test knowledge scores showed significant increase in the level of knowledge and of primigravid women. Hence the awareness programme is an effective teaching strategy for providing information and improving the knowledge of primigravid women.
Effectiveness; awareness programme; knowledge; home based postnatal practices; primigravid women.
Nayak, Pavitra Ashok HK
"‘‘EFFECTIVENESS OF AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HOME BASED POSTNATAL PRACTICES AMONG PRIMIGRAVID WOMEN IN SELECTED PRIVATE HOSPITALS, UDUPI ’,"
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