Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Postnatal Mothers Regarding Postnatal Exercise in Selected Villages at Pooncheri, Kanchipuram District,Tamil Nadu, India

  • K. Mageshwari1, D. Pavithra1, C. Suniliga1, M. Priyanka1, D. Joaniepriya2
Keywords: Postnatal exercise, postnatal mothers.

Abstract

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice among postnatal mothers regarding
postnatal exercise in selected village adopted by rural health centrepooncheri, Kanchipuram District, Tamil
Nadu, India. The objectives are to assess the knowledge, practice and attitude among postnatal mothers
regarding postnatal exercise in selected villages adopted by rural health centrepooncheri, Kanchipuram
District, Tamil Nadu, India . To find out the association between level of knowledge, practice and attitude
with demographic variables. The purposive sampling technique was used and the samples were 73. The data
collection tools were validated and reability was established. The data were collected by self-administered
questionnaire. The collected data tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used.
The study shows, In knowledge, 12.3% of the mothers had adequate knowledge, 52% of mothers had
moderate knowledge and 35.6% of mothers had inadequate knowledge. In practice, 1.3% of mothers had
adequate practice, 38.3% of mothers had moderate practice and 60.2% of mothers had inadequate practice,
In attitude, 60.2% of mothers had negative attitude, 39.7% of mothers had undecided attitude and none of
mothers had positive attitude among postnatal exercise.

Author Biography

K. Mageshwari1, D. Pavithra1, C. Suniliga1, M. Priyanka1, D. Joaniepriya2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) IV Year Students, 2Guide, M.Sc. (Nursing) Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecological Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv
Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
K. Mageshwari1, D. Pavithra1, C. Suniliga1, M. Priyanka1, D. Joaniepriya2. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Postnatal Mothers Regarding Postnatal Exercise in Selected Villages at Pooncheri, Kanchipuram District,Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 76-81. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1066