Author(s): Nisha Walia, P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin


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Address: Ms. Nisha Walia1, Mrs. P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin2
1M.Sc. Nursing II Year, Dept. of OBG(N). Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Balongi, Mohali
2Asst. Professor, Dept. of OBG (N). Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Balongi, Mohali
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 1,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2013

Pregnancy is more precious experience. First pregnancy is more joyful and also feels anxious about how they are going to cope with themselves. With this aim the researcher made an attempt to assess anxiety on labour process among the pregnant women. A quantitative research approach with descriptive design was adopted. The sample consists of 100 primigravida by purposive sampling technique. Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data from primigravida females in the month of Feb. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study findings shows that the majority of the primigravida i.e. 43% belongs to the age group of less than 23 years, 33% of the primigravida were studied till metric class, majority (81%) of primigravida were house wives, 53% of primigravida were from the families having monthly income of less than Rs.10,000/-, 52% of primigravida were housewives, majority (59%) of the primigravida were from nuclear family and 41% of primigravida gained knowledge on labour from their family. Assessment of anxiety by the Hamilton anxiety scale shows that majority of the primigravida i.e. 79% had moderate level of anxiety, 14% of primigravida had mild level of anxiety and 7% of them had severe level of anxiety. Study findings reveal that there is association between level of anxiety and income. It also denotes that there is no association between level of anxiety and age, education, occupation, religion, type of family and source of information.

Cite this article:
Nisha Walia, P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Anxiety Related to Labour Process among Primigravida in Selected Hospitals of Punjab and Haryana. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 1(1): Oct.- Dec., 2013; Page 22-25.

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