Community-based educational intervention on necklace method as a natural family planning amongst reproductive age group women in India

Ramesh, C (2018) Community-based educational intervention on necklace method as a natural family planning amongst reproductive age group women in India. International Journal of Nursing Science, 5 (1). pp. 29-32.

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a community-based educational intervention on necklace method as a natural family planning amongst reproductive age group women. This approach helps women decide on their reproductive health choices and avoid ill health, impact and long-term consequences of unwanted pregnancy that lead to unsafe abortion. Methods: A total of 120 women were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The knowledge and practice of participants were assessed using the structured knowledge questionnaire and practice checklist followed by a community-based educational intervention to participants, which covered aspects such as meaning, purposes and criteria; steps of the procedure; and advantages and disadvantages of the necklace method. The methods of teaching were lecture cum discussion and demonstration. The collected data were analysed using SPSS version 21.Results: The levels of knowledge (t ¼ 14.571, P ¼ 0.023) and practice (t ¼ 14.571, P ¼ 0.026) significantly improved after administering the community-based educational intervention. Knowledge and practice positively correlated with each other (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Nurses play a vital role in educating women and creating awareness regarding modern and safe family planning methods. These methods are effective and essential to avoid unwanted pregnancy and thus greatly impact the health of women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family planning services; Health promotion; Women
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 09:05
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2019 09:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152725

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