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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 383) Last page : ( 387)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00082.X

Male Participation in Maternal and Child Health Care among Husbands of women Consulting the Gynecological Department

Shilpa S.*, Kadakkadan Saeedha., Pachayi Safwan, Rahmath Shadiya, Mulanhippulan Safvana, Shahima Salma, Moinpittichaly Shafna

Almas College of Nursing, Kottakkal, Malappuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author Email: shilpashine9@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

A Quantitative approach, non experimental descriptive exploratory research design was used for this study. 30 samples from Almas hospitals were selected by probability simple random sampling technique. Socio demographic data were assessed using socio demographic performa, the extent of male participation in maternal and child health care and reason for non participation were assessed by Structured questionnaire and Various care provided by the male participants were assessed by using a Checklist. The data were analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Data collection tools included were socio demographic performa, Structured questionnaire and Checklist.

Results and conclusion

The analysis revealed that majority of husbands of postnatal women were showing good involvement in maternal and child health care, remaining 30% having average extent. Fifty (50%) of the study participants are providing average care to baby, 26.6% providing negligible care and only 23.3% males are actively participating in maternal and newborn care. There is significant association existing between the extent of male involvement in maternal and child health care with the type of family. The present study concluded that there is good extent of male participation in maternal and child health care.

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Keywords

Male participation, maternal and child health care, gynaecological department, husbands of women.

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