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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Comparative study to assess knowledge and attitude regarding post-partum intrauterine contraceptive devices among primigravida Mother and their life partners attending antenatal clinics


Nagraj Killelli and Meenaxi R Devangmath

Background: Intra uterine contraceptive devices are usually inserted as an interval procedure that is six weeks after delivery or along with induced abortion. It was not commonly inserted immediate postpartum; within 48 h of delivery before discharge of woman from the hospital. The initial clinical experience of intrauterine device inserted in the immediate postpartum has prompted its wide spread use.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude of primigravida mothers and their life partners regarding post-partum intrauterine contraceptive devices and to compare the level of knowledge and attitude between primigravida mothers and their life partners regarding post-partum intrauterine contraceptive devices.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with descriptive comparative survey design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected antenatal clinics of Dharwad were selected using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of 100 (50+5) primigravida mother and their life partners attending antenatal clinics. The tools used for data collection was knowledge questionnaire and structured attitude scale.
Results: With respect to knowledge, among the primigravida mother’s group, 28(56%) participants were having moderate knowledge and 22(44%) were having poor knowledge. Among the life partners group, 38(76%) participants were having moderate knowledge, 8(16%) participants were having poor knowledge and 4(8%) were having good knowledge. With respect to attitude, among the primigravida mother’s group, 24(48%) participants were having favorable attitude, each 13(26%) were having non favorable and positive attitude. Among the life partners group, 25(50%) participants were having favorable attitude, 16(32%) participants were having non favorable attitude and 9(18%) were having positive attitude. The statistical significance of the mean knowledge and attitude score difference between primigravida mothers group and life partners was not found statistically significant as calculated ‘t’ (98) = 1.88 and ‘t’ (98) = 0.49 respectively.
Conclusion: There is a need for the education for the primigravida mothers and life partners related to advanced methods of family planning for spacing of pregnancies adequate interval.
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How to cite this article:
Nagraj Killelli, Meenaxi R Devangmath. Comparative study to assess knowledge and attitude regarding post-partum intrauterine contraceptive devices among primigravida Mother and their life partners attending antenatal clinics. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2022;4(1):33-36.
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