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Impact of Educational Status and Parity of Mother-in-Laws on Practies of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Banke District

  • Sushma Acharya Lumbini Medical College
  • Madhusudhan Ghimire Lumbini Medical College
  • Maushami Ghimire Lumbini Medical College

Abstract

 


Introduction: Pregnancy and childbirth is considered as a physiological process and it is associated with certain risks to the life of mother and newborn baby. Birth-preparedness and complication readiness is a comprehensive strategy to improve maternal and newborn health. This study was done to observe impact of educational status and Parity of mother-in-laws on awareness and practices regarding birth preparedness and complication readiness.


 


Methods: The study was conducted in Banke district. The duration of study was from August 2011 to August 2012. Descriptive cross-sectional study was followed. One hundred mothers-in-law were selected through simple random procedure. Semi-structure interview schedule was used to collect information.


 


Results: The mean age of mothers-in-law was 52.33 (SD=8.96) years. Majority (82.0%) mothers-in-law were illiterate with lack of awareness and practice about birth preparedness and complication readiness.


 


Conclusion: Inadequate practices on birth preparedness and complication readiness were prevalent in illiterate mothers-in-laws.

How to Cite
ACHARYA, Sushma; GHIMIRE, Madhusudhan; GHIMIRE, Maushami. Impact of Educational Status and Parity of Mother-in-Laws on Practies of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Banke District. Journal of Lumbini Medical College, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 4 - 6, june 2013. ISSN 2542-2618. Available at: <https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/2>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.22502/jlmc.v1i1.2.