ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON BIRTH PREPAREDNESS AND COMPLICATION READINESS AMONG FIRST-TIME FATHERS IN THIRUVALLUR GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL

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Thenesha.K, Dr.S.Vasantha

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Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and Attitude on birth preparedness and complication readiness among first time fathers, to correlate the level of knowledge and attitude on birth preparedness and complication readiness among first time fathers, and also to associate the level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables.


Methods: A descriptive study design was adopted among 50 Men expecting their first child of Chennai, India using tools such as Reading Attitude Scale, Self-Report Habit Index a Questionnaire to assess the Knowledge and attitude regarding birth preparedness and Complication readiness among expectant fathers. The data was collected using Non probability Convenience sampling technique.


Findings:The study's key findings were that 34% of first-time fathers had adequate knowledge, 60% had intermediate knowledge, and 6% had inadequate understanding on birth preparedness and complication readiness. Expectant fathers' attitudes toward birth preparation were as follows: 38% of first-time fathers had a positive attitude, 62% had a somewhat positive view, and 0% had an unfavorable attitude.


Novelty: Expectant fathers should be well-versed in birth preparedness and complication readiness for a myriad of reasons. Primarily, their knowledge allows for active participation and support throughout the pregnancy and childbirth journey. Understanding the birthing process helps alleviate anxiety, enabling fathers to be confident and responsive during labor. It fosters effective communication with healthcare providers, ensuring informed decision-making and advocacy for their partner's preferences. In addition, awareness of potential complications prepares fathers to respond swiftly in emergency situations.


 

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Dr.S.Vasantha, T. (2024). ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON BIRTH PREPAREDNESS AND COMPLICATION READINESS AMONG FIRST-TIME FATHERS IN THIRUVALLUR GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1126–1132. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/431
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