A study on the awareness of utilization of reproductive and child health (RCH) services in the selected villages of Udupi District, Karnataka

Malathi, * and Karkada, Suja and Ansuya, * (2010) A study on the awareness of utilization of reproductive and child health (RCH) services in the selected villages of Udupi District, Karnataka. International Journal of Nursing Education. , 2 (2). pp. 28-31.

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Abstract

Objectives:To assess the knowledge of the women on Reproductive and Child Health, practices on family planning and the utilization of health services and to find the association between knowledge on RCH with selected variables. Method :Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among married women of reproductive age group in the selected villages of Udupi district. The study subjects were interviewed through a questionnaire. Result : Out of 120 women majority (84.2%) had a good knowledge on RCH, and are belonged to the age group of 25-30 years(38.3%). Ninety four percent of women had obtained information from health personnel and 77% of women were practicing different kind of family planning methods. Conclusion : The population covered for the study had good knowledge and found 100% utilization of health services during antenatal, natal, postnatal periods and during immunization of children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RCH, knowledge, practice, utilization and family planning.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2012 06:46
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2012 06:46
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3063

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