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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 224)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00007.4

Knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment

Ms. Chanu Maisnam Pritam*

Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurgaon

*Corresponding Author's Email: maisnampritamchanu@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract

A descriptive study was conducted to a Study to assess the knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment in selected Maternity Hospital, Bangalore. The objectives of the study is to assess the knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment, to correlate the knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment to associate the knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment with their selected demographic variables. Methods Nonexperimental descriptive study design was used to assess the level of knowledge and attitude of primigravidae regarding prenatal attachment in selected Maternity Hospital, Bangalore. In view of the nature of the problem and to accomplish the objectives of the study, structured questionnaire was prepared focusing on the level of knowledge and attitude of primigravidae mothers. Reliability of the tool was tested and validity was ensured in consultation with guide and experts in the field of medicine and nursing. The study was conducted in Hosahalli Referral Hospital, Vijayanagar M.C layout, Bangalore and 60 primigravidae mothers were selected by Nonprobability convenient sampling technique. Structured questionnaires were used to collect the needed data. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The conceptual framework used is Nola Pender's Health Promotion Model. Results Majority of the primigravidae mothers had moderate knowledge (61.7%) and favourable attitude (60.0%) regarding prenatal attachment. A significant correlation between knowledge and attitude among primigravidae mothers regarding prenatal attachment” was accepted. This may point out that the Maternity Health nurse to educate pregnant mothers regarding prenatal attachment.. A significant association of knowledge and attitude among primigravidae mother regarding prenatal attachment with their selected demographic variables” was accepted. This indicated that level of knowledge and attitude is influenced by some demographic variables.

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Keywords

Primigravida, Mothers, Prenatal, Attachment, Maternity Hospital.

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