Comparative study to assess the stress among working and non-working antenatal mothers in selected hospitals of udupi district

Fernandes, Maggie and Jose, Binitha and Castelino, Seema and Prabhu, Sandhya and Kamath, Pratibha and Kurian, Nami (2014) Comparative study to assess the stress among working and non-working antenatal mothers in selected hospitals of udupi district. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 4 (3). pp. 38-42. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

A comparative study was conducted to assess the stress among working and non-working antenatal mothers in order to develop an information leaflet on antenatal stress management. Materials & Methods : Descriptive survey study was conducted among working and non-working (30 each) antenatal mothers between the age group of 18-40 years in three local hospitals of Udupi district. The stress was assessed using stress assessment scale and selected a purposive sampling technique. Results : Data shows majority (47%) of the non-working antenatal mothers were in the age group of 18-25 years, 63% of them were primiparous mothers, among these (53%) were between 29-40 weeks of gestation. Most of the working (67%) participated were in the age group of 26-32 years, majority (73%) of them were moderate workers and primipara mothers, 57% of them were between 29-40 weeks of gestation. Stress assessment scale was used to assess the stress, 63% of working antenatal mothers sometimes felt that they had lack of strength, 67% of working and 50% of non-working antenatal mothers sometimes complaining of not getting adequate sleep at night, 50% of working antenatal mothers sometimes felt that they were lacking in socialization due to pregnancy. The t value showed that (p= 0.007) there was significant difference between working and non working antenatal mothers stress score. Conclusion: Since all antenatal mothers participated in this study had mild stress and there was significant difference among working and non-working antenatal mothers stress score. The researchers concluded that antenatal mothers are at more risk of developing stress during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working and non-working antenatal mothers; stress; information leaflet.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 04:28
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 04:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140113

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