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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 17) Last page : ( 20)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00005.2

Assessment of Attitude towards mode of Childbirth among Primigravida Women in Selected Antenatal Clinics of Mangalore

Mrs. Almeida Sandhya D.1,*, Mrs. D'Souza Leena2,**, Mrs. Deepthi Sequeira Maria3,***

1Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, A.J Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka., India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, A.J Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka., India

3Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, A.J Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka., India

*Corresponding Author Email: sanjeeth_2003@yahoo.co.in

** souzaleena21@gmail.com

*** deepthi.sequeira@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.

Abstract

The caesarean section (CS) rates have increased continuously all over the World during the last decades. The reasons for the rising numbers of CS probably have several different explanations Parents to be are influenced by trends in society and the vast possibilities to gain information from different media on pregnancy and delivery methods and outcome. This is assumed to have an impact on the consumer's preferences for mode of delivery (Anderson GM, 2004). Both patients and professionals may nowadays have a more liberal attitude towards CS. The aim of the study was to assess the attitude towards mode of childbirth among primigravida women in selected antenatal clinics of Mangalore. A descriptive survey approach was adopted for the study. Sample of 200 primigravida women who were in their third trimester from the selected antenatal clinics of Mangalore were selected for the study using purposive sampling technique. Demographic proforma and attidude scale was used for data collection. The results revealed that majority (50.5%) of women had neutral attitude regarding caesarean section, (41.5%) had favourable attitude and (8%) had unfavourable attitude towards caesarean section. Majority (71.5%) of women had favourable attitude regarding vaginal delivery, (20%) had neutral attitude and (8.5%) had unfavourable attitude towards vaginal delivery. And also there was a significant association of attitude with source of information χ2 = 28.36 at P <0.05 level of significance.

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Keywords

Assess, Attitude, Mode of childbirth, Primigravida women, Antenatal clinics.

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