Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A study to assess the Level of anxiety related to labour process among primigravidas in a selected hospital, perinthalmanna, Kerala.



Address:   Mrs. Nirmala V1*, Ms. Abi P2, Ms. Aditya KS2, Ms. Alfi SS2, Ms. Amala KS2, Ms. Anju Joseph2
1Vice Principal, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (Po), Kolathur Via, Perinthalmanna, Kerala-679338
2III Year B.Sc Nursing, MES College of Nursing, Palachode (Po), Kolathur Via, Perinthalmanna, Kerala-679338
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ABSTRACT:
Pregnancy and childbirth are special event in a woman’s life and indeed in the life of their family. Though pregnancy is special and joyful, the expectant mother may feel anxious about the outcome of pregnancy. Hence, the researchers aimed to assess the level of anxiety among the primigravidas. A quantitative research approach with non experimental descriptive design was adopted. Data was collected from 50 samples, by purposive sampling technique. Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data from primigravidas. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the data. Study findings revealed that 28% belonged to 24-27 years, 44% studied upto higher secondary, 86% of marriages were consanguineous,74% were working, 62% belonged to nuclear family, 56% were in 12-28 weeks of gestation, 27 (54%) had mild anxiety, 22 (44%) had moderate anxiety and only 1(2%) had severe anxiety. Study findings denoted that there is significant association between the level of anxiety and type of family.
KEYWORDS:
Pregnancy, Primigravida, Hamilton rating scale, anxiety, labour process.
Cite:
Nirmala V, Abi P, Aditya KS, Alfi SS, Amala KS, Anju Joseph. A study to assess the Level of anxiety related to labour process among primigravidas in a selected hospital, perinthalmanna, Kerala. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 396-399.
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