Ujwala Kadam, Ngangbam Dainarose Devi
Abstract: A study was done on topic to Assess the knowledge of primigravida mothers regarding pregnancy induced hypertension. The main objective was to assess the knowledge of primigravida mothers of 3rd trimester about pregnancy induced hypertension. An exploratory descriptive survey approach was used. The tool used to assess the knowledge was self structured questionnaire. Content validity was ensured by verifying it with three experts. In data collection process the investigators collected the data with the help of self structured questionnaire. The major findings of the study was divided into two section. In the first section it reveals that age group, majority of them belonged to 18-25 years that is 81.66 %, majorities educational qualification was primary complete that is 51.66 %, most of their occupation was as a housewife that is 71.66 %, many of their age of marriage was between 17-22 years that is 73.33 %, duration of marriage was between 1-5 years that is 80 %, their monthly income ranged between 10, 000-15, 000/-, that is 30 %, most of them have completed 4 antenatal visits that is 48.33 %. Majority of them did not have any pervious knowledge about pregnancy induced hypertension that is 66.66 %. In section two it states that majority of the mothers have poor knowledge regarding pregnancy induced hypertension that is 71.66 %, in areas regarding higher risk group of PIH, lifestyle modification for the mothers suffering from PIH, effects of PIH, and its complications.
Keywords: pregnancy induced hypertension, YCM hospital