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TNNMC Journal of Nursing Education and Administration
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 8) Last page : ( 13)
Print ISSN : 2322-0295.

Assessment of knowledge and practice regarding pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) among the primigravid mothers with PIH

Mrs. Vijayalakshmi V.1, Prof. Dr. Jaya N.2

1M. Sc (N)., Lecturer, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai

2M. Sc (N)., M.A., Ph. D, Dean, Shenbagha College of Nursing, Mathiravedu, Chennai.

Online published on 12 October, 2017.

Abstract

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is one of the most common causes of both maternal and neonatal morbidity, affecting pregnant women. It is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes as well as maternal morbidity and mortality. Hence it is essential to assess the knowledge and practice on PIH. A Quantitative approach-Non experimental descriptive research design was adopted to assess the knowledge and practice on PIH among primigravidas. The study samples consisted of 30 primigravidas with PIH. Convenience sampling technique was used for selecting the subjects and structured questionnaire was used for assessing the subjects. The study findings revealed that, when the knowledge about PIH among primigravidas increases, their level of practice also increases. The demographic variable “education” had shown statistically significant association with the level of knowledge (p<0.001) and level of practice (p<0.01) on PIH, among primigravidas.

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Keywords

Primigravida, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.

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