International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

To Assess the Awareness and Knowledge of Gestational Diabetes in Antenatal Women of Pune

Prapti Nawarey | Kirti Thodge | Albin Jerome

Abstract: According to the International Diabetes Federation, gestational diabetes causes serious and unrecognized health problems for both mother and fetus. Within one or two decades, the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), one of the most frequent pregnancy problems, has climbed up by more than 30% in many nations, particularly developing nations. Our study included 380 pregnant women from Pune who were given a pretested questionnaire to measure their knowledge and understanding of gestational diabetes (GDM). This questionnaire consisted of 13 questions divided into three categories and were scored as: poor, average and good. In our study, out of 380 participants, 256 women (67.36%) got an average score of 5-8.78 women (20.52%) received good score of 9-13whereas, 46 women (12.1%) got poor scores between 0-4. Out of 380 participants, 73.95% had knowledge about GDM and its risk factors, 21.53% had awareness about screening and treatment for GDM, 4.50% awareness about GDM consequences. The major source of information in our research for women was from doctors and healthcare professionals thus the medical and para medical staff should be more involved and trained in providing information to people.

Keywords: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Antenatal women, knowledge and awareness

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 270 - 275

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