KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE & PRACTICE OF RURAL PREGNANT WOMEN ON GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS VISITING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES IN KARNATAKA
Author(s):
Vidya K, Dr Usha Devi C , Dr R.P.Lalitha Reddy, Dr.A.S.Kamble
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Abstract
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing in India. This study investigated the nutrition related and Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM) Knowledge Attitude and practices (KAP) among the rural pregnant women in Moka and Torangal Community Health Centres in Bellari District. Data regarding the Socio demographic profiles were gathered with a pretested multiple choices Questionnaire from the women visiting the CHC’S for their Antenatal Check up. Body mass index, when analyzed showed a total of 61.4 percent were normal 22.8 percent of subjects were malnourished.The knowledge on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) was moderate among 51.2 percent respondents and 22.8 percent of respondents had inadequate knowledge level. The attitude scores were adequate among 44.9 percent of the respondents, the percentage of respondents indulging in high practices was 22.8 percent. However, higher percentage of nuclear family respondents had moderate knowledge level 65.4 percent, which was statistically significant (x2= 6.74*). Further 62.4 percent of joint family respondents had moderate attitude level as compared to only 26.9 percent in nuclear family respondents. Which was statistically significant at (x2=10.51*). association between type of family was found to be lower in nuclear family at 53.8 percent where as the practice level in joint family respondents 50.5 percent was moderate (x2=8.17*). The study shows there is a greater need to create awareness among the rural population. The data provided the evidence that the rural women were less informed about the complications of Gestational diabetes and further increase their exposure to diabetes in later years of life.
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Unique Paper ID: 159043

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 11

Page(s): 288 - 294
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