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Assess the Knowledge and Risk Factors among Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Antenatal Mothers

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev

Source : Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev , Volume 11, Issue 2, p.443- 446 (2020)

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Campus : Kochi

School : College of Nursing

Department : Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Nursing

Year : 2020

Abstract :

Background of the Study: Hypertension, complicating 5-10% of all pregnancies worldwide, is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity. The control of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) appears difficult to achieve. Part of the reason for poor control of hypertension in these women might be limited PIH self-care knowledge. Objective: to assess the knowledge and risk factors of PIH among antenatal mothers and to find out the association between knowledge and risk factors with selected demographic variables. Materials and Method: Study was conducted on 110 antenatal mothers attending in Gynecologic OPD, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala. The research design used was non experimental descriptive design. Result: The present study reveals that more than half of the mothers (63.6%) had average knowledge regarding PIH. Half of the mothers had the risk factors of family history of hypertension (50%) and followed by 32.7% had the habit of high non vegetarian food intake. A statistically significant association was observed for education and knowledge and comorbidities and knowledge of antenatal mothers. Significant association was found in risk factors and comorbidities of antenatal mothers. Conclusion: The finding of the study shows that antenatal mothers had average knowledge related to PIH. Health care providers should implement the focused health education programme during antenatal visit

Cite this Research Publication : K. SA, Anju Philip T., Mohan,, and R, S., “Assess the Knowledge and Risk Factors among Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Antenatal Mothers”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev , vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 443- 446, 2020.

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