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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1658, E-ISSN: 2664-1666, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.6
International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

A cross sectional study to assess the health information seeking behaviour regarding pregnancy among rural women of selected villages of Ambala, Haryana


Rimmi and Rajwant Kaur Randhawa

Objectives: To identify the health information seeking behaviour regarding pregnancy among rural women of village Mullana, Dist. Ambala, Haryana.
Methods: Quantitative approach, Non-experimental descriptive study was conducted on pregnant women of selected villages of Ambala, Haryana with 100 women at village Mullana, Dist. Ambala Haryana. Purposive sampling technique was used and the data was collected by structured health information seeking questionnaire on resources and Self structured checklist on challenges faced while seeking health information with interview technique.
Result: It shows that out of 100 women, 65% of women ask herself regarding health information, 65% subjects knew regarding antenatal check-ups after conceiving. In Personal barriers 40% lack of time; In Mass media barriers 78% library, 40% magazines, 36% books, 20% newspaper, 1% television, 0% mobile phones; In Geographical barriers 25% too far, 25% no transportation, In Institutional barriers 62% long waiting room, In Social barriers 17% negotiation of household responsibilities. While checking the association between selected demographic variables with the availability of resources we reject null hypothesis and infer that there is statistical significant relation between the age of the subjects and availability of resources i.e. calculated p-value is less than the tabulated p-value at 0.05. we reject null hypothesis and infer that there is statistical significant relation between the age of the subjects and availability of resources i.e. calculated p-value is less than the tabulated p-value at 0.05 Association between selected demographic variables with the barriers faced by women while seeking information.
Conclusion: This study concluded that there are lots of resources regarding health information are available still the rural women are not aware and lack of information regarding pregnancy due to barriers facing by them and only 55% women are going for general health checkups when doctor called and 45% still not going.
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How to cite this article:
Rimmi, Rajwant Kaur Randhawa. A cross sectional study to assess the health information seeking behaviour regarding pregnancy among rural women of selected villages of Ambala, Haryana. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2023;5(1):14-21. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2023.v5.i1a.126
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