A Descriptive Study was Undertaken to Gain Insight into the Knowledge Base of Expectant Mother's Attending Antenatal OPD at a Selected Hospital in the State of Uttar Pradesh

Authors : Rekha Kumari; Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma; Lamnunnem Haokip

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8314897

An important first step in protecting mother and child health is prenatal care. When it is widely available, efficient, and accessible, antenatal care is a critical component in determining health since it is highly connected with favorable mother and newborn outcomes. However, it must always be the appropriate dosage— neither too much nor too little—for care to be effective. Perinatal outcomes vary between and within countries, raising questions regarding practices, the use of the best data in clinical decisions, and the accessibility of clear, current guidance. The purpose of the study was to gauge pregnant women who were visiting the prenatal OPD at a chosen hospital in Greater Noida's understanding of antenatal care. The study's goals were to determine the degree of prenatal care knowledge among expectant mothers and the correlations between antenatal care knowledge among expectant mothers and particular demographic factors. The survey was non-experimental and descriptive.The research included 124 mothers in total. Using structured knowledge questionnaires to gather data, the study was carried out among expectant women who visited the prenatal OPD at a chosen hospital in Greater Noida.The SPSS16 program was used to conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analysis on the collected data.The demographic parameters (wife's education, mother's education, LMP, EDD residence area, gestation week, healthcare institution, and trimester) and awareness of prenatal care were significantly correlated. The only demographic characteristics that did not link with awareness of prenatal care were age in year, age at marriage, method of transportation, and the source of prior information.

Keywords : Antenatal care, knowledge and antenatal mother Objective To determine how well-informed pregnant women are about prenatal care.  To ascertain the relationship between pregnant women's awareness of prenatal care and certain demographic factors.


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