International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


Assessment of Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of Temporary Family Planning Methods among Primi Mothers in Selected Hospital

Dr. G. Karpagavalli | N. Jayamalli


Abstract: Background: Family planning methods help the woman to avoid unwanted pregnancies. They include all temporary and permanent measures to prevent pregnancy resulting from coitus. Family planning involves the use of all techniques, practices and medical devices that helps a couple to plan their family including decision of the number of children they want to have and spacing their births. (Annamma Jacob 92005)44 )This study focuses on the knowledge, practice, and attitude about temporary family planning method among primi mothers in the age group of 18 to 35 years. The conceptualization was based on the modified wieden bech helping of clinical nursing theory has helped the researcher to assess the Knowledge, practice, and attitude among primi mothers to understand the mothers about temporary family planning methods.( Ananthi Kasinathan, Himabindu Nagulapally (23 October 2020)2). Materials and Methods: The researcher had used a quantitative research approach and convenient sampling technique was adapted to select 100 primi mothers with the age group of 18 to 35 years who met inclusion criteria at selected Hospital, Chennai (2022). The investigator collected the demographic data from the samples respondents by using the self- structured questionnaire after obtaining informed consent. Self-Structured Questionnaires had closed ended questions to elicit the information?s on demographic profile such as age, religion, type of family, marital status, educational status, occupational status, monthly income, and source of information. The demographic data, assessed by the researcher to know about the knowledge, practice, and attitude among primi mothers by using self-structured questionnaire and self-structured attitude scale was used to assess the attitude among primi mothers. Result: The major findings of the present study which may be well considered to be assimilated in the applied science as an evidenced based practice. The findings of the study were strongly support, majority 93% of the primi mothers had moderately adequate knowledge, it was observed that attitude of 73% of primi mother?s had agreed with temporary family planning methods. There is no correlation between knowledge, practice, and attitude towards temporary family planning methods among primi mothers. Hence the research hypothesis was rejected, and the result proved that there is no correlation between the knowledge, and attitude towards temporary family planning methods among primi mothers. There is a significant association between the age and religion of the primi mothers, as the chi square test was statistically significant at p<0.05 which indicate that the age was effective in influencing the primi mothers among temporary contraception. Conclusion: The study concluded that the primi mothers who are participated in this study have moderately adequate knowledge and their attitude had agreed with temporary family planning methods. Age and religion were effective in influencing the knowledge, practice and attitude of primi mothers.


Keywords: Primi mother, knowledge, attitude, practice, Temporary family planning


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 293 - 297


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