International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess knowledge regarding care of new-born among postnatal mothers
Pooja Rai, Preeti Tiwari, Suman Lata and Tanima Verma
According to analysis primipara and unemployed women had poor knowledge. Verma M, et al. in India, conduct a true experimental study to assess the impact of health education pamphlets among postnatal mother at CMC & H, Ludhiania, India. In that 100 persons were in the control group and 500 mother's were in the study group. The results showed significant differences in score between the pre and post-test for the study population. The average scores of the pretest between the controls and the study group were similar, however post test scores for the study group were significantly higher. The results confirm the effectiveness of using pamphlets to convey health education information. The research approach used for present study was descriptive research approach to assess knowledge regarding newborn care among mothers in government hospital Gwalior. The sample in this study was selected by non-probability convenient sampling techniques. Sample size was 60 post natal mothers. A structured Knowledge Questionnaire was selected to assess the knowledge on care of newborn among the postnatal mothers. Content validity of tool was obtained by 7 experts and reliability was calculated by Kudar Richerdson and r was 0.932. Data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings related to pre-test knowledge score of the postnatal mother revealed that the mean% knowledge score was 45% in the aspect of Newborn General Care. The mean% knowledge score was 40% in aspect of newborn immunization; mean% knowledge score was 44.44% in the aspect of newborn breast feedings mean% knowledge score was 31.66 in aspect of newborn personal hygiene and the mean% knowledge score was 40% in the aspect of newborn health problem (Hypothermia & Jaundice). The total mean pre-test knowledge scores 41.11%. It also by the study of Bhasin S.K. mother’s knowledge pulse polio immunization schedule. 32% had correct knowledge about first dose of OPV. It also supported by the Cross Sectional Survey conducted on 450 postnatal mothers (0-3 months) on knowledge on umbilical cord practices.