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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017


To Assess the Knowledge Regarding Importance of Birth Spacing among Post Natal Primi Mothers in the Selected Hospitals

Elida F. Lalzawmpuii | Manjusha Mahakalkar [3]


Abstract: To assess the knowledge regarding importance of birth spacing among post natal primi mothers in the selected hospitals. Ms. Elida F. Lalzawmpuii1, Ms. Manjusha Mahakalkar2 1M. Sc. Nursing, Department of Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.2Lecturer, Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra, India. Background When a woman does not wait at least 18 months between pregnancies, there is an increased risk of having a poor birth outcome (such as a premature birth or a low birth weight baby). These conditions can threaten the health of the child and the mother. Objective To assess the knowledge regarding importance of birth spacing among postnatal primi mothers in selected hospitals. To associate between knowledge score of post natal primi mothers with selected demographic variables. Material and method -The study was conducted in selected hospital. Descriptive research approach was used in this study.60 post natal primi mothers were selected for the study. Structured knowledge questionnaire were used to collect the data. Inclusion criteria were postnatal primi mother who are able to write and read English, Hindi or Marathi, Postnatal primi mothers who are willing to participate in the study and all post natal primi mother who are available at the time of data collection. Exclusion criteria is Postnatal primi mothers whohas post natal complication. The reliability of questionnaire was done by Guttman Split Half Coefficient. Result The post natal primi mother (21.66 %) had poor level of knowledge, (51.66 %) had average level of knowledge, (23.33 %) had good level of knowledge score, (3.33 %) had very good level of knowledge. The minimum score was 2 and the maximum score was10. The mean score was 5.102.297with a mean percentage score 34. ( Birth spacing, Post natal Primi mothers)


Keywords: Birth spacing, Post natal Primi mothers


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017,


Pages: 433 - 435


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Elida F. Lalzawmpuii, Manjusha Mahakalkar, "To Assess the Knowledge Regarding Importance of Birth Spacing among Post Natal Primi Mothers in the Selected Hospitals", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017, pp. 433-435, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20176559

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