INCIDENCE OF MINOR AILMENTS OF PUERPERIUM AND RELATED KNOWLEDGE AMONG POSTNATAL MOTHERS.


Soumya Raj K, Reshma Rajan, Suvi Kj

Abstract


Objective: The objective of the study was to identify the incidence and knowledge of minor ailments of puerperium among postnatal mothers and to develop an information leaflet on the management of minor ailments of puerperium.

Methods: A quantitative approach with descriptive design and convenience sampling technique was used in this study. With these methods, the researcher selected 100 postnatal mothers attending Obstetrics and Gynecology ward, AIMS, Kochi. A semi-structured questionnaire along with a checklist was used to assess the knowledge and the incidence of minor ailments among postnatal mothers.

Result: The result showed that the common incidence of minor ailments was afterpain (67%), perineal discomfort (50%), constipation (43%), and fatigue (67%). Majority of the postnatal mothers had average knowledge (65%) level, and some of them had good knowledge (21%), and some of them had poor knowledge (14%).

Conclusion: The study revealed that the main four problems of minor ailments of puerperium were afterpain, perineal discomfort, constipation, and fatigue. Number of studies from different part of the world, including India, shows that a large proportion of postnatal mother experiences minor ailments of puerperium. This provides evidence for giving importance to minor ailments of puerperium. Researchers also provided a baseline information leaflet on the management of minor ailments of puerperium.


Keywords


Puerperium, Minor ailments, Incidence, Postnatal mother.

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About this article

Title

INCIDENCE OF MINOR AILMENTS OF PUERPERIUM AND RELATED KNOWLEDGE AMONG POSTNATAL MOTHERS.

Topics

Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing;Peuperium

Keywords

Puerperium, Minor ailments, Incidence, Postnatal mother.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i1.21022

Date

01-01-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 1 January 2018 Page: 261-263

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Soumya Raj K
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India

Reshma Rajan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India

Suvi Kj
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
India


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