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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 475) Last page : ( 477)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00096.4

Knowledge, Attitude and Preference of Primi Antenatal women towards Caesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery

Mrs. Khati Binita1, Mrs. Dhakal Hemkala2,*, Sharma A.3, Bhutia C.L.3, Bhutia C.3, Lepcha L.3, Subba M.3, Dey M.3, Wangmo P.3, Gurung P.3, Sharma P.3, Mukhiya S.3, Chettri S.3

1Associate Professor, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal

2Assistant Professor, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal

3Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal

*Corresponding Author Email: dhakalhemkala@gmail.com

Online published on 25 December, 2018.

Abstract

Objectives

To assess the knowledge, attitude and preference of primi antenatal women towards caesarean section and vaginal delivery and to determine association between knowledge and attitude regarding caesarean section and vaginal delivery with the variables.

Methods

A descriptive cross sectional study among 150 samples in the age group of 18–35 years, attending the Antenatal OPD were selected using Non-Probability Convenience sampling technique. The data was collected by using structured knowledgequestionnaire and attitude scale.

Results

Findings related to knowledge regarding vaginal delivery showed that 44% of the samples had good Knowledge, 52.67% had average knowledge and 3.33% had poor knowledge. The study findings also revealed that 60.67% had average, 33% had good and 3.33% had poor knowledge regarding caesarean section. The study findings related to attitude towards caesarean section and vaginal delivery showed thatall the samples had favourable attitude towards both caesarean section and vaginal delivery and majority of the samples 80.67% preferred vaginal delivery over Caesarean section.

Conclusion

Althoughmajority of the samples 80.67% preferred vaginal delivery over caesarean section, the percentage of mother who preferred caesarean section is 19.33% which is out of 150 samples which is not to be neglected and being in health profession it is our responsibility to educate the mothers regarding what is caesarean section, its complication and when one should choose caesarean section as a mode of delivery

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Keywords

Caesarean Section, Vaginal Delivery, Knowledge, Attitude, Preference, Primi antenatal women.

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