CULTURAL BELIEFS ON ANTENATAL CARE AMONG WOMEN IN SELECTED AREAS OF BHUBANESWAR- A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5027-5037
AbstractObjectives: a) To assess the cultural beliefs regarding antenatal care amidst women. b) To associate the cultural beliefs on antenatal with selected demographic variables among women. Methods: A Quantitative research approach with a descriptive survey research design was implemented in this study. A total of 445 women were selected by the nonprobability convenience sampling technique. The women who have experienced antenatal and postnatal care between the age group of 20-50 years were selected for this study. Results: The findings stated that 71.2% of women strongly agreed, 27.9% of women were agreed and 0.9% of women disagree with cultural beliefs on antenatal care. A moderate positive correlation was found between cultural beliefs and practices of women related to postnatal care and a moderate negative correlation was found between cultural beliefs and practices of women towards antenatal care and significant association was found between the beliefs and practices. Conclusion: To decrease the maternal mortality rate and neonatal mortality rate in Odisha the local women inclusive of their cultural beliefs and practices must cooperate and interact with the maternity health providers.
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