International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Knowledge regarding Minor Ailments of Pregnancy and its Home Management among Primigravida Women in Selected Urban Slum

Apeksha A. Ambavkar


Abstract: Background: Many of the primigravida women suffered with minor ailments and having inadequate knowledge regarding management. A minor ailment is very common and is reported by 50% of women. Objectives: 1) To assess the existing level of knowledge in primigravida women regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and it's home management. 2) To assess the effectiveness of information booklet of primigravida women regarding minor ailments and it's home management. 3) To associate the knowledge regarding minor ailments and it's home management with selected demographic variables. Methods- The investigator is using non-probability convenient sampling technique and has collected data from 50; primigravida women of selected urban slum. Results- A cross sectional quasi experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Information booklet regarding minor ailments of pregnancy and it's home management. The tool used for this study was a socio- demographic questionnaire along with a self structured questionnaire. The analysis of the data was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall pretest mean score for knowledge was found to be increased and found significant at 0.05 level of significance the calculated value of p=0.001, hence the investigator drew conclusion that the Information booklet was effective.


Keywords: Effectiveness, Information booklet, minor ailments of pregnancy, home management, primigravida women, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, backache, muscle cramps, frequency of micturition


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,


Pages: 1259 - 1263


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