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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 367) Last page : ( 371)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00036.0

A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Exhibition on Knowledge regarding Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Antenatal Mothers attending Antenatal Outpatient Department of Selected Hospitals, Jalandhar, Punjab

Rupali1,*, Ramandeep Kaur2, Sonia Sharma2

1Student, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, S.G.L Nursing College Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab

2Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, S.G.L Nursing College Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab

*Corresponding Author's Email: rupalipathania1991@gmail.com

Online published on 2 December, 2015.

Abstract

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation. Hypertension is one of the common complications and contributes significantly to perinatal mortality and morbidity. Hypertension is a sign of underlying pathology which may be pre-existing or appear for the first time during pregnancy. The identification of clinical entity and effective management plays a significant role in the outcome of pregnancy, both for the mother and the baby. The main aim of the study was to enhance the knowledge regarding pregnancy induced hypertension among antenatal mothers through exhibition in order to improve maternal and fetal outcome. For this study Quasi-experimental research design was used. The study was conducted on conveniently selected 60 samples of antenatal mothers attending antenatal outpatient department of selected hospitals, Jalandhar, Punjab. Data was collected by Sociodemographic variables and Self Structured Knowledge Questionnaire. Collected data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Tables and Bar diagrams were used to depict the findings. The pretest mean knowledge score in control group and experimental group was 16.33, 16.20 respectively and where as the post test mean knowledge score in control group and experimental group was 16.46, 26.03 respectively. The difference of pretest posttest mean knowledge score of antenatal mothers in control group was statistically not significant whereas it was statistically significant in experimental group. The tcal 0.1442 < ttab 1.96 in control group whereas in experimental group tcal 15.2915 > ttab 1.96. So the difference of post-test mean knowledge score of experimental group was statistically significant at p<0.05 level. Thus, it indicated that Exhibition had significant impact on knowledge regarding pregnancy induced hypertension among antenatal mothers in experimental group. In this study posttest knowledge score was not associated with any socio-demographic variables.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Exhibition, Antenatal mothers and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.

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