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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 311) Last page : ( 319)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00066.X

A Comparative Study to Assess The Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Family Planning Methods Among Married Women Residing in Selected Rural and Urban Areas of Bagalkot District

Mrs. Kugali Shilpa. N.1, Mr. Pateel Praveen S.1,*

1Dept of Community Health Nursing, Shri B. V. V. Sangha's, Sajjalashree Institute of Nursing Sciences, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pateelpraveen216@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

A descriptive survey approach with comparative design was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding family planning methods among rural and urban married women at reproductive age. Simple random sampling was used to select the study area and Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. The study included a sample of 60 married women 30-rural and 30 urban women at reproductive age. Assessment of the levels of knowledge regarding family planning methods among rural and urban women reveals that, Most of rural people (54%) had poor knowledge, (13%) of them had average knowledge, (33%) of them had very poor knowledge and none of them were having very good and good knowledge. Where as in urban area majority (53%) of the women had very good knowledge, (27%) of them had good knowledge, (20%) of them had average knowledge and there were no women who had poor and very poor knowledge regarding family planning methods. Assessment of levels of practice regarding family planning methods among rural and urban women reveals that, Most of rural women (60%) had never practiced, (20%) of them had rarely practiced, (13%) of them had sometime practiced and only (7%) of them had occasionally practiced. Where as in urban women (33%) had always practiced, (50%) of them had occasionally practiced, (17%) of them had sometime practiced and none of them were rarely and never practiced. Assessment of levels of attitude regarding family planning methods among rural and urban women reveals that, Most of rural women (60%) had disagreed attitude, (13%) of them had strongly disagreed attitude, (20%) of them had uncertain attitude and only (7%) of them had agreed attitude. Where as in urban women (50%) had strongly agree attitude, (40%) of them had agreed attitude, (10%) of them had uncertain attitude and none of them were having strongly disagree and disagreed attitude. Findings regarding correlation between Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding family planning methods among rural and urban married women at reproductive age was positive correlation.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Family Planning Methods, Married Women.

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