Knowledge and Practice regarding Post-Partum Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device among Antenatal Women Attending AMDA Hospital, Jhapa

Authors

  • Sita Dhimal Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal https://orcid.org/0009-0003-6625-5727
  • Rashmi Ghising Birgunj Nursing Campus, Birgunj, Nepal
  • Nirmala Dahal College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Nilam Kumari Jha Madhesh University, Janakpur, Nepal
  • Rekha Shah Nepalgunj Medical College, Kohalpur, Nepal
  • Bhawana Bhandari Hope International College, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jaar.v10i2.60193

Keywords:

Family planning, Knowledge, Practice, Postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD)

Abstract

Introduction: Family planning was set up in 1936. It was at first known as the sex hygiene and birth regulation society. Intrauterine contraception is one of the most cost-effective methods of contraception. PPIUCD can be inserted in 48 hours postpartum, referred to here as postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device. Failure to plan a pregnancy can adversely affect the health of the family as a whole. High parity is related to increased maternal, perinatal and infant deaths and is associated with nutritional problems of both mother and child.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess knowledge and practice regarding PPICUD among the Antenatal mothers attending AMDA Hospital, Damak, Jhapa.

Methodology: A cross-sectional observational design was used for the study. One hundred sixty-four antenatal mothers will be taken in the study. Self-administered questionnaire and interview method used for the study. Data will be summarized using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Results: One hundred sixty-four antenatal mothers participated in the study, 121 antenatal mothers (73.8%) had moderate, 20 antenatal mothers (12.2%) had adequate and 23 antenatal mothers (14%) had inadequate knowledge. there was a significant association between knowledge with age, sex, religion, educational status, marital status, type of family, occupation, type of family, monthly income, parity, pervious source of information.

Conclude: The study concludes that awareness and knowledge among antenatal mothers are high but the usage is low. Many educational and motivational activities are needed.

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Published

2023-11-27

How to Cite

Dhimal, S., Ghising, R., Dahal, N., Jha, N. K., Shah, R., & Bhandari, B. (2023). Knowledge and Practice regarding Post-Partum Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device among Antenatal Women Attending AMDA Hospital, Jhapa. Journal of Advanced Academic Research, 10(2), 33–40. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaar.v10i2.60193

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