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Experimental Result Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme regarding Knowledge on Danger Signs of Pregnancy among Primigravida Women Attending Antenatal OPD of Era Hospital

Prashansa Mishra [2] | Priyanka Singh [10]


Abstract: Background of the Study: Suzanne Arms (2006) explained pregnancy is the state of carrying a developing fetus within a body. The word "pregnant" comes from Latin word 'pre' meaning before, '(g) natus' meaning birth, so the pregnancy means before giving birth. Pregnancy is the vital event in the life of a woman. It needs special attention from the time of conception to the postnatal stage. Antenatal care services are important for ensuring the reproductive health of the mothers and for the better outcome of pregnancy. Nambala B.S, Nagoma (2013) explained pregnancy is the most beautiful phase in a women's life. It is the period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus. It brings about emotional and physiological changes as well as poses extra demands on the body. A pregnant woman may experience some signs and symptoms which signal danger. The danger signs in pregnancy include vaginal bleeding , leaking of fluid from the vagina, unusual abdominal pain, cramping, persistent backache, persistent nausea and vomiting, persistent headache or blurred vision, marked swelling of the ankles ,hands and face, painful or burning urination, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, chills or fever, feeling very tired, and decreased fetal movements. Jayasudha (2010) stated that pregnancy is not just a matter of waiting to give birth. It is often a defining phase in women life and can be joyful and pleasant experience. It can also be one of misery and suffering for few. Pregnancy is natural but it does not mean it is problem free. Early and regular prenatal care is the best way to ensure the healthy outcome for mother and child. Understanding the development of changes during pregnancy helps to provide better anticipatory guidance and identifying deviation from the expected pattern of development. Kolesar .N, (2008)13 stated that if we observe, how Mother Nature proceeds, we see that before planting and cultivating anything, Nature forms an ecological environment by preparing the soil, likewise the main actor in the creation of a good family is a mother. There are many examples of mothers who have worked successfully in this way, bringing into the world healthy and well balanced children. The promise of brighter future or humanity is closely linked with prenatal education. Through appropriate prenatal education our current violence oriented society can gradually be transformed into a saner, better balanced and more creative generation of human beings. Method: A study was conducted using quantitative research approach at Antenatal OPD of Era, Lucknow. A pre-experimental research design was adopted to conduct the study. The conceptual framework utilized in this study was King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Total 60 primigravida women were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Before conducting the study written consent was obtained from the primigravida women. The tool consists of two sections, 1st section is for demographic data and 2nd section is structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy among primigravida women. Result: The result revealed that structured teaching programme regarding knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy was effective. Researcher observed that primigravida women was having lack knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy. In the present study the mean total of 6 enhancement was observed. In future various measures should be taken to improve primigravida women knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy. Conclusion: A study was conducted using quantitative research approach at Antenatal OPD of Era, Lucknow. A pre-experimental research design was adopted to conduct the study. The conceptual framework utilized in this study was King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Total 60 primigravida women were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Before conducting the study written consent was obtained from the primigravida women. The tool consists of two sections, 1st section is for demographic data and 2nd section is structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy among primigravida women.


Keywords: Danger signs of pregnancy, Primigravida women, Attending Antenatal OPD, Structured Teaching Programme


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 98 - 101


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