International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part P (2017)
A study to assess the knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding self-care after childbirth in Bharati hospital and research centre, Pune
Keithellakpam Memchoubi, Aakash Kudale, Laishram Lilileima, Liji Koshy And Shubhangi Londhe
A study was undertaken to assess the knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding self-care after childbirth in Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Pune. The objectives of the study were to determine the existing knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding self-care after childbirth and to associate the findings with the selected demographic variables. Quantitative approach was chosen for the research study. The research design used for the study was exploratory survey design. The study consists of 100 samples which were selected by non probability convenient sampling. The study was conducted in Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Pune. The data was collected by administering structured questionnaire to 100 participants under study. The questionnaire consists of two parts. Section-A which deals with demographic data of participant and Section- B which consist of questions related to knowledge regarding self-care after childbirth. The validity of the tool was done by 5 experts from various fields of Medicine and Nursing i.e, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Medical and Surgical Nursing and Pediatric Nursing. The reliability of questionnaire was established by the method of test retest method and was found to be 0.99. In these study it is found that most postnatal mothers were having good knowledge but still there are postnatal mothers whose knowledge level are average and poor. It shows that postpartum care is still limited and it requires greater attention commitment from health professional. There is no significant association between the selected demographic variables and the knowledge of the postnatal mothers regarding self-care after childbirth i.e., age, education, number of children and income of the family. Recommendations were made based on the findings of the study. Researcher recommends that a similar study can be replicated in different setting to strengthen the findings, the same study can be replicated on a larger sample for each group for the generalization of the findings, a comparative study can be done between the knowledge of primi mothers and multi mothers regarding the knowledge of postnatal mothers of self-care after childbirth and a comparative study between urban and rural residing postnatal mothers regarding the knowledge of self-care after childbirth.
How to cite this article:
Keithellakpam Memchoubi, Aakash Kudale, Laishram Lilileima, Liji Koshy And Shubhangi Londhe. A study to assess the knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding self-care after childbirth in Bharati hospital and research centre, Pune. 2017; 3(6): 1115-1117.