To Assess the Knowledge Regarding Warning Signs During Pregnancy and Subsequent Health Care Seeking Actions Among Primi Para Mothers in Selected Health Care Instituteswith The View to Develop Self-Instructional Module.
Pregnancy is the happy and wonderful moment in every woman’s life. But it is not easy journey as every individual is unique and every pregnancy is different. Sometimes there can be complications and they need to treated immediately without delay. Early detection, antenatal visits, informational booklet and antenatal diaries are some interpretations to take right decision at right time. Objective: to assess the knowledge regarding warning signs during pregnancy among primi para mothers, to determine subsequent health care seeking actions among primi para mothers who has experienced warning signs during pregnancy, and to associate the findings with selected demographic variables. Material and methods: The research approach adopted for this study is quantitative approach and research design adopted for the study is descriptive design. Using non-probability sampling technique 200 primi para mothers were enrolled in the study. Results: Study findings reveal that 11.5% primipara mothers had ‘poor’ knowledge, 67.5%primi para mothers had ‘average’ knowledge and only 21% primi para mothers had ‘good’ knowledge regarding warning signs during pregnancy. Among 200 samples 31 primi para mothers experienced warning signs during pregnancy. Among 31 samples who has taken immediate action maximum study population (i.e. 83.87%) has taken immediate medical help after recognizing any of the warning signs during pregnancy. There is no association between the knowledge (regarding warning signs during pregnancy of primi para mothers) and the selected demographic variables as p-value is > than level of significance (0.05%) for all variables.