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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 351) Last page : ( 355)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00080.2

A Descriptive Study to assess the knowledge and Attitude regarding Temporary Contraceptive Methods among married women of reproductive age group in Kot Bhalwal, Jammu

Mrs. Pushpam I. Deva Pon*

Assistant Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu

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

Online published on 6 February, 2020.

Abstract

Building a family is a shared responsibility between the husband and wife. They must learn about responsible parenthood. Responsibility is the will and the ability to respond to the needs and aspirations of the family and the children. It involves an adequate preparation to plan and decide the number of children they want and when to have them to ensure the health of the whole family. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding temporary contraceptive methods among married women of reproductive age group in Kot Bhalwal, Jammu. 100 married women of reproductive age group who fulfil the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected using purposive sampling technique. A self structured questionnaire with socio demographic variables, knowledge and attitude regarding temporary contraceptive methods was used as a tool. The tool was tested for content validity and reliability prior to the study. Out of 100, 25(25%) married women had inadequate knowledge regarding temporary contraceptive methods, 68(68%) married women had moderate knowledge regarding temporary contraceptive methods, 7(7%) had adequate knowledge regarding temporary contraceptive methods. Out of 100, 1(1%) married women had negative attitude regarding temporary contraceptive methods, 37(37%) married women had neutral attitude regarding temporary contraceptive methods, 62(62%) had positive attitude regarding temporary contraceptive methods.

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Keywords

Temporary contraceptive methods, Married women, Reproductive age group.

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