PROLAPSE RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE AMONG MARRIED WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE
Background: Uterine Prolapse (UP) is a very common morbid condition in Nepal among women during reproductive health. Awareness on uterine prolapse can prevent huge number of UP cases. Thus, this study is designed to find out the knowledge and Attitude towards uterine prolapsed among married women of reproductive age (MWRA).
Methods: A community –based cross-sectional study was conducted in Daulichaur VDC of Bajhang district among 313 Married women of Reproductive age (15-49). Semi structure tool was used to collect the data. Data collection was done from March 2016 to April 2016. Data was collected through face to face interview by using interview schedule. Descriptive (frequency and percentage), (Chi-square, Pearson correlation) analysis were used for data analysis.
Results: This study revealed that almost three fourth (70%) of respondents had low level of knowledge and only 17.6% had positive attitude regarding uterine prolapse. The level of knowledge was associated with age, occupation status and educational status. The level of attitude was associated with age, educational status and occupational status. There was significant positive relationship between level of knowledge and attitude (r= 0.363, p < 0.001).
Conclusions: MWRA of the Daulichaur VDC had low level of knowledge and Positive attitude regarding uterine prolapse. The findings of this study suggest that there is an urgent need to educate and create awareness regarding UP to promote the health status of MWRA.
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