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Assessment of Awareness of Risks to Prevent Uterine Prolapse among Young Married Women in Selected Villages of District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh

Journal: Nursing & Healthcare International Journal (Vol.4, No. 3)

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Page : 1-13

Keywords : Uterine Prolapse; Risks; Prevention; Awareness; Married women;

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Introduction: Pelvic organ prolapse is one of the common clinical conditions met in day-to-day gynaecological practice, especially amongst parous women. A study was conducted to assess awareness of risk to prevent uterine prolapse among young married women in selected villages of District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh. Objectives: To assess the awareness of risk regarding uterine prolapse and To find out association of the awareness of risk findings with selected demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative research approach using Descriptive research design was used. Non-probability convenience sampling was opted to get sample of 260 Married women of 19-30 years age group from selected villages of District Sirmour, H.P. Structured interview schedule was used to assess the awareness of risk. Results: The results showed that about 45% of women had low level knowledge, 41.5% had moderate level and 13.5% remaining had high level awareness regarding risk of uterine prolapse. There was a significant relationship between education, occupation, hours of working, type of work, age at marriage, age at birth of first child, place of delivery, person conducting delivery with awareness of risk regarding uterine prolapse. Conclusion: With the changing health trends, it must emphasize on primary health care approach focusing on prevention rather than cure. Awareness programmes regarding risk factors to prevent uterine prolapse should be organised at regular intervals. In order to prevent uterine prolapse, proper health care during antenatal, intra-natal and postnatal period should be provided.

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