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A Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge on Selected Alternative and Complementary Modalities of Pain Relief During the First Stage of Labour Among the Staff Nurses in a View to Develop Health Education Booklet in Selected Maternity Hospitals, Amritsar

Khushwinder Kaur

Abstract


Motherhood is one of life’s greatest blessings. But the mother also has to go through enormous pain during this process. Childbirth is a significant, though stressful event. Alternative and complementary modalities during delivery would lead to relaxation and consequently rapid and easy delivery. Midwives are the primary care takers throughout the process of labour. Hence, they should be educated about these modalities. The aim of study is to assess the level of knowledge on selected alternative and complementary modalities of pain relief during the first stage of labour among the staff nurses.
The study adopted a descriptive research design to assess the level of knowledge on selected alternative and complementary modalities of pain relief during the first stage of labour among the staff nurses in a view to develop health education booklet in selected maternity hospitals of Amritsar. The sample size was 100 staff nurses. The tool has 2 sections, section 1 consists of a self-structured demographic questionnaire and section 2 consists of a self-administered structured knowledge questionnaire. The study was conducted at selected maternity hospitals of Amritsar. Out of 100 samples, the majority (47%) had inadequate knowledge, (45%) had moderately adequate knowledge and minority (8%) of samples had adequate knowledge. The study findings show that there is significant association with demographic variables such as professional qualification, job experience, monthly income, source of knowledge, at 0.05 level of significance whereas there is no association between knowledge score and demographic variables such as age and type of institute

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