CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2015; 05(02): 012-015
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703881
Original Article


Sharon Vincent
1   Post Graduate, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University, Paneer, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Sabitha Nayak
2   Professor & Vice Principal, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University, Paneer, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Shiney Paul
3   Professor, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University, Paneer, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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'A study on knowledge of primi mothers on self-management of minor discomfort of pregnancy with a view to develop information' was carried out in Justice K.S Hegde Charitable hospital on 100 primi-gravida mothers by using purposive sampling technique. The findings of the study showed that 87% of the primi mothers were in the age group of 21-30 years, 37% of the women had high school education, 70% of the subjects were Hindus, 77% belonged to joint families and 53% were in the gestational age group of 29-40 weeks.

Most 59% of the Primigravida mothers had poor knowledge, 29% had average knowledge, and 12% had good knowledge regarding minor discomforts of pregnancy and its self-management.

Area wise knowledge of Primigravida mothers reveals deficiency in most of the areas, but the lowest mean percentage of score is 28.25% with a standard deviation of 1.74 in the area of knowledge related to Circulatory and Nervous system, which indicated that the maximum knowledge deficit is in this area.

There was significant association between knowledge of Primigravida mothers and age, educational qualification. The calculated ?2 values were 3.953 and 12.603 respectively which are more than the table value 3.84 and 7.82 at 0.05% level of significance. Hence, the research hypothesis was accepted.

The result of the study proved that Primigravida mothers had poor knowledge regarding minor discomforts of pregnancy and its selfmanagement. The findings of the study showed that there was a need to educate all women on preparation towards motherhood. Providing an information booklet on minor discomforts of pregnancy and its management, an uneventful antenatal period can be expected from the mother.

Publication History

Article published online:
27 June 2020

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