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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 321) Last page : ( 324)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00078.9

A Study To Assess The Knowledge Of Antenatal Women With Regard To Anaemia In Pregnancy In Selected Hospital At Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.

Sudarsi Mariya Gabriel1, Vasundhara Rayapu2, Miryani Jonnalagadda3,*

1B.Sc(N) Final Year Student, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

2Principal cum Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

3Lecturer, NRI College of Nursing, Chinnakakani, Guntur

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

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Introduction

Anaemia during pregnancy is a biggest challenge faced by the world today, especially in the developing countries. Anaemia in pregnancy is one of the leading causes for maternal mortality, morbidity and to the low birth weight babies, which in turn increases infant mortality rate. Many epidemiologoical studies in the past have reported the problem in high magnitude, even various programmes started by government of India. The main aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of antenatal women regarding anaemia.

Materials and methods

A Descriptive design was used to assess the knowledge of antenatal women regarding anaemia in pregnancy in selected hospital at Guntur District. Sample for this study was 100 antenatal women; and participants were selected by Convenient sampling technique. Structured checklist was prepared with two sections i.e., Part-A consisting of questions on demographic variables and Part –B consisting check list with knowledge items on anaemia during pregnancy. Antenatal women answered knowledge items on anaemia during preganancy. Their responses were tabulated, organized, analysed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

The results showed that only 10% of antenatal women had adequate knowledge, 40% of antenatal women had moderate knowledge and 50% of antenatal women had inadequate knowledge about anaemia during pregnancy. There was a significant asssociation between the knowledge of antenatal women with their Family income (χ2=13.07), Religion (χ2=51.65), Family type (χ2= 28.92), Area of living (χ2=63.82) at 0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion

Based on the study results it was concluded that majority of the antenatal women had inadequate knowledge. Hence there is need to improve knowledge and information about anaemia during pregnancy.

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Keywords

Anaemia, Knowledge, Antenatal women.

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