Background: Pregnancy and the birth of a baby is a momentous occasion in a life of a woman, tiny details of the experiences surrounding the whole event are etched in the memory forever. But for some women this experience can be bitter part of her life because of some high risk conditions in her pregnancy. Nurses play an important role in educating the women about these conditions and to prevent it.
Aim: the aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of high risk antenatal mothers on prenatal diagnostic test and educate them about prenatal diagnostic tests.
Methods: pre-experimental research design was used. 50 samples were selected by convenience (non- probability) sampling technique. The study was conducted in Annapurna memorial hospital, Bhubaneswar. Pilot study was conducted, the tool and the study design was found to be feasible. Check list was developed for screening high risk pregnancy and a structured questionnaire was prepared to assess the mother’s knowledge on antenatal diagnostic tests.
Results: Results of the study revealed that , education on prenatal diagnostic test was effective in all areas. There was not significant association was found between knowledge scores of the high risk antenatal mothers with their selected demographic variables (P>0.05). Whereas highly significant difference was found between the area wise score values of pretest, posttest and overall score. Hence, the stated null hypothesis is rejected and statistical hypothesis was accepted (P<0.01).
Cite this article:
Sinmayee Kumari Devi. A Study to Assess the Impact of Education on Prenatal Diagnostic Tests for Maternal and Fetal Wellbeing among The High-Risk Antenatal Mothers Attending Outpatient Department , Annapurna Memorial Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(3): July- Sept. 2014; Page 245-248.