Assessment of knowledge and attitude regarding water birth among staff nurses in selected hospital at madurai

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Loortuselvi, R. Revathi, and Rathi. R.K

Volume: 10 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research
Received Date: 01/02/2024
Acceptance Date: 02/28/2024
Published On: 2024-03-29
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Loortuselvi, R. Revathi, and Rathi. R.K Assessment of knowledge and attitude regarding water birth among staff nurses in selected hospital at madurai International journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research. 2024; 10(01): -p.
Abstract

Water birth is the process of delivering baby under the water in a tub of warm water. Water birth eases pain during labor and lessens the use of analgesics. It provides a comfortable environment which allows the active participation of mother during labor. Objectives The study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and attitude concerning water birth among staff nurses and to explore the correlation between the level of knowledge and attitude with specific demographic variables. Methods-Descriptive research design was adopted with 50 nurses served as samples. The selection of samples was done using a non-probability purposive sampling approach. Researcher developed a self administered validated knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale to collect data. Result showed that most of the participants 32(64%) have poor knowledge, 18(36%) have average knowledge and none of them have good knowledge, regarding attitude 14(28%) had desirable attitude, 24(48%) had neutral attitude, 12(24%) had undesirable attitude. There was a notable correlation between knowledge and prior knowledge, given that the χ2 value was 28.51, demonstrating significance at p < 0.001. There   was a significant association between knowledge and age, since the ﻼ2=11.48 which is highly significant at the level of p<0.001. There is no correlation between attitude and the chosen demographic variables.

Key words: Water birth, knowledge, attitude, demographic variables, labor.

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Loortuselvi, R. Revathi, and Rathi. R.K Assessment of knowledge and attitude regarding water birth among staff nurses in selected hospital at madurai International journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research. 2024; 10(01): -p.

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