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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Effectiveness of self-developed informational booklet regarding birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) on knowledge of antenatal women and assessment of competencies of ASHAs regarding BPCR-A pilot study


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Author Details: Anjali Pushkar Tiwari*,Anil Sharma,Jogindra Vati

Volume : 5

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 442

Article End Page : 446



Abstract

Introduction: A healthy childbirth experience is absolutely vital for an antenatal woman, as it can greatly influence not only her health but also that of the newborn. Birth preparedness and complication readiness is an approach which significantly helps to increase the capacities of the woman, her partner, her family and also the health care providers to ensure appropriate care for a safe delivery.
Materials and Methods: One group pre-test post-test design was used to assess the effect of self-developed informational booklet regarding BPCR on knowledge of antenatal women whereas a cross-sectional study design was used for assessment of competencies of Accredited social health activists (ASHA).
Results: The mean post-test knowledge score (21.52) of antenatal women after administration of informational booklet regarding BPCR was significantly higher than their mean pre-test knowledge score (10.48) with t-calculated value of 22.307 (p value <0> Conclusion: The self-developed informational booklet regarding BPCR is significantly effective in increasing the knowledge of antenatal women. Further rounds of training of ASHAs regarding BPCR are essentially required to enhance their competencies.

Keywords: Informational booklet, Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR), Accredited social health activist (ASHA).

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0102