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A Study to Assess the Attitude and Attitude Scores of Post-Natal Mothers Regarding the Importance of Post-Natal Care


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1 college of nursing, Pt. B.D. Sharma, university of health sciences, Rohtak, India
2 Department of Physiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
4 Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
5 Department of Ophthalmology, Pt.B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
6 Rohtak, India
     

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Attitude refers to the expressed feelings of postnatal mothers regarding postnatal care. The new mother may have an inadequate or incorrect understanding of what to expect during the antenatal period and following delivery. Furthermore, new mothers are not aware of various physical and physiological changes associated with postnatal period. Therefore, developing competence and skill in caring for an infant may be anxiety providing for a new mother, family members, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The sample consists of 100 postnatal mothers with normal vaginal delivery, instrumental delivery and operational delivery. The setting for the present study was Primary Health Center, Kyathasandra, Tumkur. Karnataka. More than half of them mothers were breast complications 72%. The overall mean of knowledge and attitude 76.57, 60.41 with SD of 8.77 10.21 mean score was 84.14 and 75.5. There is significant association between knowledge scores and religion, education occupation, family type, income, order of pregnancy. It shows the structured questionnaire was an effective kin imparting the knowledge of postnatal care. Knowledge deficit existed in varying degree in the Postnatal Mothers in various areas. The mothers were enthusiastic in seeking the information postnatal care was very interesting.

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Attitude Scores of Post-Natal Mothers, Post-Natal Care.
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Authors

Pramod Kumar Saharan
college of nursing, Pt. B.D. Sharma, university of health sciences, Rohtak, India
Sat Pal
Department of Physiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
Harish Kumar
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
Virender Verma
Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
Kirti Sharma
Department of Physiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
Ruchi Dabas
Department of Ophthalmology, Pt.B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, India
Poonam Rani
Rohtak, India

Abstract


Attitude refers to the expressed feelings of postnatal mothers regarding postnatal care. The new mother may have an inadequate or incorrect understanding of what to expect during the antenatal period and following delivery. Furthermore, new mothers are not aware of various physical and physiological changes associated with postnatal period. Therefore, developing competence and skill in caring for an infant may be anxiety providing for a new mother, family members, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The sample consists of 100 postnatal mothers with normal vaginal delivery, instrumental delivery and operational delivery. The setting for the present study was Primary Health Center, Kyathasandra, Tumkur. Karnataka. More than half of them mothers were breast complications 72%. The overall mean of knowledge and attitude 76.57, 60.41 with SD of 8.77 10.21 mean score was 84.14 and 75.5. There is significant association between knowledge scores and religion, education occupation, family type, income, order of pregnancy. It shows the structured questionnaire was an effective kin imparting the knowledge of postnatal care. Knowledge deficit existed in varying degree in the Postnatal Mothers in various areas. The mothers were enthusiastic in seeking the information postnatal care was very interesting.

Keywords


Attitude Scores of Post-Natal Mothers, Post-Natal Care.