KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTH INFORMATION REGARDING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AMONG ANTENATAL MOTHERS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Mrs. Akhila S Nair, Mrs. Malathi. D

Abstract


A descriptive study was conducted on knowledge of health information regarding maternal and child health among antenatal mothers. Purposive sampling technique was adopted and 210 primi gravida mothers who were selected. The tool used for data collection consisted of socio-personal variables, clinical variables and structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of health information regarding maternal and child health. The data was collected by self-reporting and interview method. Result showed that majority 51% of the subjects had average knowledge, 39.5% of subjects have poor knowledge and only 9.5% of subjects have good knowledge. There was an association between knowledge of health information regarding maternal and child health and socio personal variables such as education of subjects is statistically significant (p<0.001), family income of subjects is statistically significant (p<0.05) and clinical variables such as body mass index is statistically significant (p<0.05).


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knowledge; health information; primi gravida mothers.

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