Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Primigravida Mothers

Debajani Nayak


Hypertension and its complications are common in primigravida mother. Hypertension in pregnancy is still largely unknown & it still stands a public health problem. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programmed on pregnancy induced hypertension among primigravida mothers attending antenatal clinic (ANC) in IMS & SUM hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. A pre experimental study was conducted over period of one month in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the above hospital. A total of 50 pregnant women with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) were enrolled in the study. The pretest and posttest structured Performa was prepared & they were interviewed to collect necessary information such as background data and knowledge regarding PIH. The mean of posttest (27.25) knowledge was found to be significantly higher than the pretest (13.96) knowledge score with a mean difference of 13.29 as evident from ‘t’ value of 2.035 for df, 49 at <0.05 level of significance. Pregnancy induced hypertension is a common medical problem associated with pregnancy. Its incidence and related mortality are high due to lack of adequate antenatal care. Maternal and perinatal outcomes were found to be better in women who attended regular ANC. Educating primigravida will help create awareness among the public.


Structured Teaching Programme; Pregnancy Induced Hypertension; Primigravida Mothers

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