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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 286) Last page : ( 290)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00060.9

Effectiveness of Nursing care of antenatal mothers with Gestational diabetes mellitus

Ms. Lakshmi K.*

Professor, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (po), Kolathur Via, Perinthalmanna, Kerala-679338

*Corresponding Author Email: kavyashreekarthick@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Pregnancy is perceived as a miracle. Many women feel an inner glow and bond to the growing foetus. Instead most of the expectant mothers were experiencing gestational diabetes mellitus at present during their pregnancy that leads to many complications to the mother and the foetus. So the investigator has selected this study to maintain blood glucose level within normal limit and to prevent complications to the mother and foetus. A quantitative approach -non experimental evaluative research design was used. Data were collected from 30 samples by non probability purposive sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the data. The study findings revealed that among 30 samples, 14 (46.7%) were belongs to the age group of 25 -31 years, 14 (46.7%) were illiterate, 13 (43.45%) were home maker, 18 (60.0%) were belongs to monthly income of RS. 3001 and above, 17(56.6%) were non vegetarian, 17 (56.6%) were primigravida, 15(50.0%) were belongs to the gestational age of 29 to 42 weeks, 17 (56.7%) were family history of diabetes mellitus, 15 (50.0) were obtained information through mass media. After nursing care 26 (86.6%) had good glycaemia control, 4 (13.4%) had moderate glycaemia control. Through this study the investigator has found that there is significant association between the age in years, occupation, family income, dietary pattern, gestational age and family history of diabetes mellitus.

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Keywords

Gestational diabetes mellitus, Blood glucose, Gestational age, Perinatal, Expectant mothers.

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