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A Study To Assess The Correlation Between Knowledge And Practice On Postnatal Exercise Among Lower Segmental Caesarean Section Mothers

Bhavisha Champaneri, Mrs. P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin, Ms. Mehzbeen Navsariwala


Introduction: Normal vaginal delivery is the natural process where as mother with LSCS face difficulty during postnatal period due to surgical procedure. A study was conducted to assess the correlation between knowledge on and practice on postnatal care among mothers in SVBCH, Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Methodology: Quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was used for the present study. Non probability, convenient sampling technique was used to select 80 LSCS mothers who fulfill the inclusion criteria. Structured Interview schedule with knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge and observation checklist for selected postnatal exercises was used to assess the practice. Data analysis was performed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Pearson correlation coefficient formula was used to assess the correlation between knowledge and practice. Findings of the study shows that there is a very weak positive correlation (r = 0.0189) between pre-test Knowledge and Practice on Postnatal exercise. Conclusion: Present study shows that knowledge and practice on postnatal exercise among lower segmental caesarean section mother is very weekly positively correlated.

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