In this study the impact of an educational programme during antenatal period was evaluated.
Pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic formed the study material.
The first 100 mothers who were not given health education served as controls.
The subsequent 201 cases constituted the study group and were given health education on certain aspects of maternal and child care.
The control and study groups were well matched for age, parity, education, income and number ofantenatal visits.
The results indicated that the mothers in study group gained statistically significant knowledge regarding the purpose of antenatal care, hematinics and tetanus toxoid vaccination.
The awareness regarding breast feeding and its advantages also increased significantly in the study group.
The knowledge about individual vaccine especially measles and DPT was poor which increased significantly after the educational intervention in the study group.
It is recommended that the antenatal period should be optimally utilized to impart health education on the various aspects of maternal and child health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Programme sanitaire, Education, Mère, Santé, Inde, Homme, Femelle, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Sanitary program, Education, Mother, Health, India, Human, Female, Asia
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0416136
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.