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Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Family Planning Methods Among Postnatal Mothers at Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam


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1 Second Year MSc Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala, India
     

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Introduction: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers at Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam. The objectives: Of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers, to assess the attitude regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers, to correlate between knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding family planning methods, to find the association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables such as age, education, occupation, place of living, type of family, gravida and previous knowledge and to find the association between attitude score and selected demographic variables such as age, education, occupation, place of living, type of family, gravida and previous knowledge. Methodology: Purposive sampling was used to select 60 samples. Data were collected through structured questionnaire. Result: Shows that 43.33% of the postnatal mothers possessed moderate knowledge and 56.67% of the postnatal mothers possessed adequate knowledge. Regarding the attitude 36.67% of the postnatal mother possessed moderate attitude and 63.33% of the postnatal mothers possessed adequate attitude. The Karl pearsons correlation coefficient was computed to determine the correlation between knowledge score and attitude score and the score was computed r=0.12 for a sample size of 60, shows weak positive correlations. Conclusion: There is a moderate knowledge regarding the family planning methods among postnatal mothers and they are trying to aware more about the newer methods in family planning methods.

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Knowledge, Attitude, Family Planning Methods, Postnatal Mothers.
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Authors

Susy Mary Thomas
Second Year MSc Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala, India
Annal Angeline
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala, India

Abstract


Introduction: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers at Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam. The objectives: Of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers, to assess the attitude regarding family planning methods among postnatal mothers, to correlate between knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding family planning methods, to find the association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables such as age, education, occupation, place of living, type of family, gravida and previous knowledge and to find the association between attitude score and selected demographic variables such as age, education, occupation, place of living, type of family, gravida and previous knowledge. Methodology: Purposive sampling was used to select 60 samples. Data were collected through structured questionnaire. Result: Shows that 43.33% of the postnatal mothers possessed moderate knowledge and 56.67% of the postnatal mothers possessed adequate knowledge. Regarding the attitude 36.67% of the postnatal mother possessed moderate attitude and 63.33% of the postnatal mothers possessed adequate attitude. The Karl pearsons correlation coefficient was computed to determine the correlation between knowledge score and attitude score and the score was computed r=0.12 for a sample size of 60, shows weak positive correlations. Conclusion: There is a moderate knowledge regarding the family planning methods among postnatal mothers and they are trying to aware more about the newer methods in family planning methods.

Keywords


Knowledge, Attitude, Family Planning Methods, Postnatal Mothers.

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