A Study to Assess the Awareness Regarding Maternal Rights Among the Antenatal Mothers in Selected Hospitals
Every pregnant woman should be attentive of their maternal right. The right of all pregnant mothers to assess the quality of health care with respectful maternity care is universal right of childbearing women. Objectives: To assess the awareness about maternal rights among the antenatal mothers. Material and Method: A quantitative research design is used in this research study. The study was conducted in selected hospitals of Pune city. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used with total 250 participants. Self-structured questionnaire was prepared for data collection. Mothers filled up the questionnaire within 15-20 minutes. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive, frequency and percentage statistics. The Chi-square is used to see the association between the demographic variable and the awareness about maternal rights among mothers. Result: Data shown the majority of antenatal mothers i.e. 141 (56.4%) of the antenatal mothers participated in the study are excellent aware about the maternal rights, 89 (35.6%) are having average awareness and only 20 (8%) are poor aware about their maternal rights. The findings of the study revealed that the association of maternal rights among antenatal mothers is very well associated with their age, level of education, occupation, monthly income, place of residence, and duration of marriage. Conclusion: The findings of the research study revealed that there is need to improve the awareness of antenatal mothers regarding the maternal rights. As health care professionals especially nurses has big role to play in improving the awareness of antenatal mothers regarding maternal rights.