International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Effectiveness of Teaching Regarding Antenatal Care among Primigravida Mothers in the Selected Hospital of Nashik

Pravin Ramesh Gholap [2]

Abstract: Antenatal care is the care of women during pregnancy. The antenatal period is a time of physical and psychological preparation of birth and parenthood. Antenatal care is systemic supervision of a woman during pregnancy. The care should start from the beginning of pregnancy and end at delivery. Antenatal care aims to prepare the prospective mother physically and mentally for the final order of labor so that she should face it in optimum state of health. In India most of the mothers have poor knowledge regarding antenatal care. Illiteracy, poverty and lack of communication and transport facility make them vulnerable to serious consequences. Through they are key to human development and well being the fundamental right health is denied to them in most of the world. The main reason for the low utilization of antenatal care services is lack of knowledge about the services offered. The mean scores of post-test was 30.65 which was higher than the pre-test mean scores 12.68. The calculatedt value was -28.41 and tablet value was 1.64. As the calculated tvalue is -28.41 which is less than tablet value. This shows that there was significant difference in the knowledge scores of the samples between pre-test and post-test period

Keywords: Antenatal mother, Primigravida, Knowledge, Effectiveness

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,

Pages: 1514 - 1516

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