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A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge and Attitude towards Caesarean Section among Antenatal Mothers in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India


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A descriptive study to assess knowledge and attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.

The objectives were to assess knowledge towards caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.,toAssess attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,Correlate between Knowledge and Attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,

Associate between knowledge, attitude of antenatal mothers towards Caesarean section with the selected demographic variables in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.The Hypothesis were: There is no significant correlation between knowledge and attitude, there is no significant association between selected demographic variables and the knowledge level towards Caesarean section among Antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,There is no significant association between selected demographic variables and attitude towards caesarean section among Antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.The convenience sampling was adopted to select 50 samples. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. The data was collected by self-administer questionnaire and 5 points opinionnaire attitude scale method. The collected data tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The study shows that most of Antenatal mothers 28 (56%) had inadequate knowledge, 21 (42%) had moderate knowledge and only 1(2%) mother had adequate knowledge towards Caesarean section. In terms of attitude of mothers 31(62%) had moderately positive attitude, 17(34%) mothers had positive attitude and 2 (4%) mothers had negative attitude towards Caesarean section. There is no significant association between knowledge, attitude towards Caesarean section with selected demographic variables and there is no correlation between knowledge and attitude of Antenatal mothers towards Caesarean section.


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Knowledge, Attitude, Caesarean Section.
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Bindusri Bulbul Babita Mohapatra
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
S. Shobha
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Surekha P. Uke
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
K. Vanitha
Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


A descriptive study to assess knowledge and attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.

The objectives were to assess knowledge towards caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.,toAssess attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,Correlate between Knowledge and Attitude towards Caesarean section among antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,

Associate between knowledge, attitude of antenatal mothers towards Caesarean section with the selected demographic variables in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.The Hypothesis were: There is no significant correlation between knowledge and attitude, there is no significant association between selected demographic variables and the knowledge level towards Caesarean section among Antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India,There is no significant association between selected demographic variables and attitude towards caesarean section among Antenatal mothers in a selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.The convenience sampling was adopted to select 50 samples. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. The data was collected by self-administer questionnaire and 5 points opinionnaire attitude scale method. The collected data tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The study shows that most of Antenatal mothers 28 (56%) had inadequate knowledge, 21 (42%) had moderate knowledge and only 1(2%) mother had adequate knowledge towards Caesarean section. In terms of attitude of mothers 31(62%) had moderately positive attitude, 17(34%) mothers had positive attitude and 2 (4%) mothers had negative attitude towards Caesarean section. There is no significant association between knowledge, attitude towards Caesarean section with selected demographic variables and there is no correlation between knowledge and attitude of Antenatal mothers towards Caesarean section.


Keywords


Knowledge, Attitude, Caesarean Section.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F192012