A STUDY TO ASSESS EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING IMPORTANCE OF ANTENATAL VISITS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SELECTED RURAL AREA OF INDORE, M.P.

Mr. Ashok Kumar Sharma

Abstract


In this pre experimental design, sample consisted of 100 Pregnant women, selected by Non probability purposive sampling technique. Self structure knowledge questionnaire was used for assessing the knowledge of pregnant women regarding importance of antenatal visits. Pre test was conducted by using the same structured questionnaire and after 30 days post test was conducted using the same structured questionnaire for assessing the effectiveness of informational programme Mean percentage of the knowledge score of  post test 29.12 was higher than  pre test 23.07 ‘t’ value for total pre test and post test was 19.01 The data was analyzed in terms of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Pregnancy is the happiest time in a woman's life where she spends every day with sweet anticipation, waiting to hold a lot of joy in her hands at the end of the ninth month. Every woman hopes for a normal pregnancy and normal birth so that she can give birth and breastfeed a healthy baby. More than 95% of women have normal pregnancy and childbirth. These women need adequate prenatal care to ensure normal body function. Minor but important interventions such as tetanus vaccination, folic acid pills, healthy eating, and proper hygiene are needed to improve a woman's condition and control her immune system. Pregnancy, even though it is considered normal in a woman's life, is stressful and can lead to risks and risks.

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