International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part C (2019)
A study to assess the knowledge and attitude among HIV positive antenatal mothers regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of infection in selected areas with a view of developing an information booklet
“A study to assess the knowledge and attitude among HIV positive antenatal mothers regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of infection in selected areas with a view of developing an information booklet”
The tool consisted of 3 sections: section I consist of demographic data of HIV positive antenatal mothers consists of questions seeking information on the background data HIV positive antenatal mothers, section II consist of a semi structured questionnaire and section III consist of rating scale. To assess the attitude of the mothers regarding PPTCT five point likert scale was used. Marks were distributed as per the positive and negative statements. Majority (90%) of mothers had good attitude (score 71-85) while 10% of mothers had excellent attitude (score 86-100) regarding PPTCT. That means all mothers had positive attitude towards PPTCT except for some questions like majority of mothers agreed to the statement, “It is a sin to be HIV positive and HIV positive people do not have any status in society. Since p-values corresponding to education and social media are small, (less than 0.05), so demographic variables education and social media were found to have significant association with the knowledge of HIV positive antenatal mothers regarding PPTCT.
The researcher has adopted descriptive research approach. In the present study the investigator has adopted a Non-experimental Survey Research Design. In this study sample size used 30. Summary: Total of 30 samples were taken by non probability purposive sampling technique. For generating necessary data a structured questionnaire and attitude scale was developed for identifying knowledge and attitude of couples. The analysis of the study was divided into various sections. In general the mothers performed well in the test. 47% of mothers had excellent knowledge (score 16 to 20) regarding PPTCT, 46% had good knowledge (score 11 to 15) while only 7% had average knowledge score (score 5 to 10). The score was obtained by the participants on 20 questions. Since p-values corresponding to all demographic variables except use of social media are large (greater than 0.05), there is no co-relation between knowledge and selected demographic variables except use of social media. This means only social media had significant association with the knowledge score. Conclusion: here is significant association between social media and attitude score as well as education and attitude score while other demographic variables do not have significant co-relation since the p values are more than 0.05. This study was successful in achieving its aims and objectives as well as in using the research process appropriately. The researcher plans to publish the study in accredited nursing journal.
How to cite this article:
Bankhele Yashaswita. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude among HIV positive antenatal mothers regarding prevention of parent to child transmission of infection in selected areas with a view of developing an information booklet. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(6): 356-361.