Madhuri Suresh Dhande, Hrushikesh Patil
Abstract: The study to assess the knowledge and attitude of eligible couples regarding permanent family planning methods in selected rural area of Jalgaon district was carried out in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the degree of master in science in nursing at Godavari college of Nursing, Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College Jalgaon, the objectives of this study were to assess the level of knowledge and attitude of permanent family planning method in eligible couples. The study was based on evaluative approach. the samples were 60 eligible couples who fulfilled the exclusion and inclusion criteria. The study is primarily concerned with the assessment of knowledge and attitude of eligible couples of rural area towards permanent family planning methods. simple randomized sampling was followed in this study. The conceptual framework of this study is based on Rosenstocks Health Belief Model. The health belief model was developed to provide a framework to explain why some people take specific actions to avoid ill effect of family health while others fail to protect themselves. The analysis of the data was done in accordance with the objectives of the study. The data was analyzed by collectively by the frequency, mean, mean percentage.The description of tool can be assessed with Socio Demographic Data, Questionnaire regarding permanent family planning methods, Linkert attitude scale. One-way ANOVA and unpaired t-test were used within groups comparison categories. For variables having more than two categories unpaired t- test was used in this study.
Keywords: knowledge and attitude, permanent family planning methods, eligible couples