Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 158-166
A Study on the Knowledge, Attitude and Demand of Labour Pain Relief Techniques among Antenatal Women in a Selected Hospital at Mangaluru with a View to Prepare a Concept Map
Sr. Angel Jose Mattamundayil1, Ms. Darryl Monica Serafine Aranha2, Mrs. Priya Janifer Fernandes3
1MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru.
2Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru.
3Lecturer, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru
Corresponding Author: Ms. Darryl Monica Serafine Aranha
Background: Labour pain is one of the most severe pain experienced by women and it is amenable to treatment. Most of the Indian parturient still suffer from the agony of labour pains due to lack of awareness, lack of availability or knowledge of availability of labour analgesia service. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude and demand of labour pain relief techniques among antenatal women, determine the association of knowledge and attitude with baseline variables and prepare a concept map regarding labour pain relief techniques.
Method: A quantitative descriptive approach is used to assess the knowledge, attitude and demand of labour pain relief techniques in 100 antenatal women by purposive sampling. The validated tools were used for data collection. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The findings of the study showed that majority (68%) of subjects had an average knowledge, 26% had poor knowledge and 6% had good knowledge regarding labour pain relief techniques. Majority (97%) had a favourable attitude towards labour pain relief techniques. Less than half of the subjects (34%) demanded labour pain relief techniques. There is a significant association of knowledge and previous experience of labour (p=0.030) and knowledge and previous mode of delivery (p= 0.020).
Conclusion: The majority of antenatal women had an average knowledge on labour pain relief techniques and their attitude was favourable. Concept mapping may improve knowledge and enhance attitude.
Key words: Antenatal women, knowledge, attitude, demand, labour pain relief techniques