Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)
A study to assess the knowledge and risk factors on high risk pregnancy among women’s
Author(s): Gomathi, Pavithra, Sanghamithra, Velayudham, Tamilselvi
Abstract: A high risk pregnancy is one in which some condition puts the mother, the developing fetus, or both at higher-than-normal risk for complications during or after the pregnancy and birth. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and risk factors on high risk pregnancy among women’s in a selected village. A Quantitative approach with descriptive design was chosen for the present study. The study was undertaken in kuthambakkam village with 60 pregnant women’s by purposive sampling technique. Demographic Data was collected by semi structured questionnaire method which consists of age, education, occupation, type of marriage, obstetrical status, monthly income, the level of knowledge among pregnant mothers related to high risk Pregnancy was also assessed by semi structured questionnaire. The data was collected, and analyzed descriptive and inferential statistics. Out of 60 mothers 18(30%) had adequate knowledge, 22(37%) women’s had moderate knowledge and 20(30.5%) women’s had poor knowledge. The study was revealed that majority of women’s are having moderate knowledge.