Abstract
CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES EXISTING AMONG ANTENATAL MOTHERS OF A SELECTED HOSPITAL AT MANGALURU: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

Chinchu Sabu*, Christeena Thomas, Dalna Sajeev, Delna Joseph, Divya Joseph, Fathimath Suhara S., Vinayakumary T.

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Efforts are made to improve the health of the women during pregnancy by assessing the customs and practices existing among the antenatal mothers and its influence on the health of the mother. This study is essential for determining the customs and practices existing among antenatal mothers in selected areas of Mangaluru. Statement of the problem “A descriptive study on customs and practices existing among antenatal mothers in a selected hospital of Mangaluru”. Objectives of The Study: The objectives of the study are 1. To assess the customs existing among antenatal mothers. 2. To assess the practices of customs existing among antenatal mothers. 3. To find the association between customs existing among antenatal mothers with selected demographic variables. 4. To find out the association between practices of customs existing among antenatal mothers with selected demographic variables. Methods: Non experimental descriptive survey research design was considered as the appropriate design for the study. The setting of the study is antenatal ward and antenatal OPD of a selected hospital at Mangaluru. The participants of the study comprises of antenatal mothers between the age group of 20- 45 years, who are able to understand Kannada or English or who are willing to participate in the study. The measurements used for the study is demographic variables, questionnaire and checklist. Result: For achieving the research results, the collected data must be processed and analyzed in an orderly coherent fashion. The term analysis means the computation of certain measure that exist among the data collection of 120 antenatal mothers regarding knowledge on customs and practices that existing among them. The data collection was done using structured questionnaire. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

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