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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 28) Last page : ( 30)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00007.6

A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Caesarean Section among pregnant women in selected Hospital, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh

Sravanthi Yakkala Veena1, Teresa P. Latha2

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

2Associate Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

Introduction

One of the most important and beautiful periods of a woman's life is pregnancy. A pregnant woman is responsible to support the health of her unborn baby. The growing fetus depends entirely on the mother's health for all its needs. It is a different experience for a woman and each pregnancy the woman experiences will be new and uniquely different. During this, a woman has to adopt physically socially and psychologically. Every woman dreams of having a perfect and safe birth1.The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge of pregnant women regarding caesarean section.

Materials and Methods

The study was conducted at antenatal OPD of NRI General Hospital, Chinakakani, Guntur District. A total of 100 pregnant women were selected by purposive sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data.

Results

The results of the study showed that 81% of the women are having inadequate knowledge regarding caesarean section, 17% are having moderate knowledge and only 2% are having adequate knowledge regarding caesarean section. The chi-square test for type of family (χ2=9.7) was found significant at 0.05 level.

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Keywords

Assess, Knowledge, Pregnant Women, Caesarean Section.

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