International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)

Warning signs in pregnancy

Author(s): Radhika K
Abstract: A descriptive survey approach was used for assessing the knowledge of Primigravida women regarding selected warning signs in pregnancy. The instrument used for the study was a Self-Structured Questionnaire. A total of 100 Primi gravid women were selected by using Purposive sampling Technique. The data obtained were analyzed and in terms of the objectives and hypothesis of the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis; the level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. An information booklet on warning signs in pregnancy was prepared and distributed among the Primigravida women. Results shows Demographic characteristics of the sample are Majority 66% of the Primi-Gravida women were below 25 years age group. Most (53%) of the Primi Gravida women belong to the Hindu religion. Mostly 63% of the Primi Gravida women belong to the nuclear family. Majority 87% of the mothers are residing in urban area. Most 45% of the women had Primary education and15% are illiterates. Majority 37% of family fall in income group Rs/- 1001 – 2000.Overalll knowledge of Primi-Gravida are 51%of the Primi- gravid mothers has poor knowledge, 11% very poor knowledge, 26% had average knowledge, 10% had good knowledge and 2% had very good knowledge regarding the selected warning signs during pregnancy. The lowest percentage 37.60% of knowledge is observed in the area related to anemia. The knowledge related to bleeding per vagina is 37.8%. Unusual swelling is 38.29%. Severe vomiting is 40%. High fever is 37.8%, decreased foetal movements are 39.83%, and rupture of membranes is 47.8%. The highest percentage 62% of knowledge is observed in the area related to concept of pregnancy and 55% in warning signs.
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