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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 262-265

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude among Primigravidae Mothers Regarding Safe Reproductive Child Health in a Selected Hospital of Moga, Punjab

Mrs. Anna Bajaj1, Ms. P.Latha2, Mrs. Usha Sharma3

1Asst. Professor, Dept OBG, State Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Badal, Punjab.
2Associate Professor, HOD of OBG Dept, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
3Professor & Principal, Dr. Shyam Lal Thapar College of Nursing, Moga, Punjab.

Corresponding Author: Mrs. Anna Bajaj


Background: reproductive & Child Health care is an integrated and composite approach for safe motherhood which leads to healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. So, education regarding all aspects of safe Reproductive Child Health is essential for the mothers, will enable them to adopt positive attitude resulting in to reduction of IMR & MMR.
Aim: The study is aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude deficit areas of primigravidae mothers regarding safe Reproductive Child Health and to provide information regarding RCH.
Materials and Methods: An exploratory research approach with purposive sampling technique including 100 primigravidae mothers, who were attending the antenatal OPD of Civil Hospital, Moga. Data was collected by using self structured questionnaire and attitude scale.
Results: The results revealed that, 44% of primigravidae mothers had average knowledge, 37% had below average knowledge and 19% had good knowledge regarding safe Reproductive Child Health. Also majority (82%) of primigravidae mothers had positive attitude and 19% had negative attitude regarding RCH. And there was a significant association between knowledge and attitude with educational status of mother & husband, occupation, family monthly income and source of information at P<0.05 level.
Conclusion: The study concluded that, majority of the mothers had average knowledge and positive attitude on safe Reproductive Child Health.

Key words: Knowledge, Attitude, Primigravidae mothers, safe Reproductive Child Health.

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