Spouse's Knowledge and Attitude on Maternal Care
Background: Spouses of pregnant women knowledge and attitude on maternal care.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude on maternal care among spouses of pregnant women.
Methods: A Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples during the study period. 245 spouses of pregnant women were selected who fulfilled the inclusion criteria.
Result:The study revealed that out of 245 subjects 38.4% of the spouses of pregnant women had adequate knowledge 57.6% of them had moderately adequate knowledge and very few (4.1%) of them had inadequate knowledge about maternal care. In attitude 80.8% had highly favourable attitude, 5.3% had favourable attitude and 13.9% had unfavourable attitude. The attitude means percentage score was 84%. There was a positive correlation between knowledge and attitude of spouse of pregnant women. The study showed a significant association between knowledge and education, occupation, socio economic status, source of information received about maternal care and the number of visits accompanied to antenatal clinic.
Conclusions: Majority of the spouses of pregnant women have poor knowledge regarding maternal care. Secondly majority of the spouses of pregnant women have favorable attitude towards maternal care. Consequent upon this, it was recommended that improved strategies hinged on enlightenment and orientation of men should be developed.