Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge about high risk pregnancy among Muslim women in selected ward, Bhairahawa, Nepal
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Pregnancy and birth of a baby is a momentous occasion in a life of women. But this experience can be bitter part of her life because of various complicated factors occurs during pregnancy. In many lowincome countries, complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death amongst women of reproductive years. Among them, Muslims are three times more in having risk because of their cultural practices. Gaps in knowledge regarding reproductive health, family planning and sexual health care account for many of these problems. Education can bring about appro-priate behavioural changes and improve maternal and child health.
To evaluate effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge about high risk pregnancy among Muslim women.
An evaluative approach with quasi-experimental one group pretest-posttest design was used in the study. Purposive sampling method was adopted to select the 60 sample of Muslim women of age group 15–40 years. They were interviewed using structured interview schedule prepared by the researcher. Demographic Performa and interview schedule about high risk pregnancy were used to gather pre and post data. A planned teaching programme on high risk pregnancy was provided for the samples after the pre-test. The post-test was conducted after seven days and the data collected from the sample were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.
The study findings showed that the mean post-test knowledge score (21.30) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (15.12). The significance of difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of women were statistically tested using paired 't ’test and was found to be highly significant (t(59) =25.20). This revealed that there was a significant difference between the mean pre-test and post-test knowledge scores on high risk pregnancy among Muslim women.
The study concluded that mean post test knowledge score on high risk pregnancy among Muslim women was higher than mean pre test knowledge score. The study concluded that the more than half of the Muslim women had less knowledge regarding high risk pregnancy and the overall findings of the study indicated that there was an increase in the knowledge of samples following the administration of planned teaching programme. This showed that the planned teaching programme administered to Muslim women about high risk pregnancy was highly effective.
High risk pregnancy; Muslim women; planned teaching programme.