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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Management of Anaemia in Pregnancy among Antenatal Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Selected Hospital of Jamuhar, Bihar

Priyesh Kumar Gautam1, Puja Kumari1, Rajni Kumari1 and Lisy Joseph2*
1B.Sc. Nursing 4th year student, Narayan Nursing College, Gopal Narayan Singh University, Sasaram, Jamuhar, Bihar, India
2Ph.D. (Nursing), Professor & HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, Narayan Nursing College, Gopal Narayan Singh University, Sasaram, Jamuhar, Bihar, India

*Corresponding Author: Lisy Joseph, Ph.D. (Nursing), Professor & HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, Narayan Nursing College, Gopal Narayan Singh University, Sasaram, Jamuhar, Bihar, India.

Published: April 25, 2023

DOI: 10.55162/MCMS.04.125

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Abstract  

Background: Pregnancy and child birth are special events in women`s life and indeed in the lives of their families. This can be a time of great hope and joyful anticipation. The primary aim of antenatal care is to achieve, at the end of pregnancy, a healthy mother and baby. The quality of care is more important. Pregnancy requires specialized care generally agreed to preventive activity.

Aim: To assess the knowledge regarding management of anaemia in pregnancy among antenatal women attending antenatal clinic at selected hospital of Jamuhar, Bihar.

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding anemia in pregnancy among antenatal women and to find the association between the level of knowledge about anemia in pregnancy among antenatal women.

Methods: 60 antenatal women attending the antenatal clinic of Narayan Medical College hospital, Jamuhar, Bihar were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique and were given self- reported questionnaire to assess the knowledge about anaemia in pregnancy.

Results: The present study highlighted that among 60 antenatal women, majority 24(40%) of them had inadequate level of knowledge, 34(56.66%) of them had moderately adequate knowledge and 2(3.33%) of them had inadequate knowledge.

Conclusion: This study concluded that most of the antenatal women had moderate level of knowledge about prevention and management of anaemia which emphasises the need for creation of knowledge among antenatal women to bring forth better maternal and fetal outcomes.

Keywords: Anaemia; antenatal women; knowledge on anaemia