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Effectiveness of Educational Intervention on Awareness regarding Maternal Mortality in Adolescent Pregnancy among Adolescent Studying in Selected Institutes of Kamrup Metro Assam: A Cross Sectional Study (A Pilot Study Report)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 9)

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Page : 627-632

Keywords : educational intervention; maternal mortality; adolescent pregnancy; institutesgu;

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Every pregnant women hopes pregnancy to be a smooth process and expect to give birth safely. Globally, about 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth ; 20 per cent of these women are from India. (1) Assam has the highest maternal mortality ratio in India. (229 as against 122 at national level) and the 2nd highest infant mortality rate in India ( 44 infant deaths per 1000 live birth) as against 30 at the national average in 2017. (2). The objectives of the study were to assess the effectiveness of educational intervention on awareness regarding maternal mortality in adolescent pregnancy among students studying in selected institutes of Kamrup Metro, Assam. A cross-sectional study was done among 79 students who were willing to participate from randomly selected one high school and two higher secondary schools in Kamrup Metro, Assam and the lottery method was used to select the students from the registerfrom one section in each standard which was taken randomly. A predesigned self administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The students were briefed before the questionnaire. The questionnaire were distributed to the randomly selected students using the attendance register. Educational intervention was administered in the form of film and post test was collected with the same questionnaire after 7-15 day. Data were analysed using the SPSS 22 Chi-square test were used to test the significance. Results: The study findings reveals that out of 79 respondents, in pretest, the awareness score in low, medium and high score category was 29 %, 59 % and 19 % respectively where as in the post test, it is 0 %, 11 % and 89 % respectively. It was also found that there is significant association with the awareness and number of sibling, previous source of information and source of information as the p –value is less than.005 level. Hence the documentary film was effective in improving the awareness regarding maternal mortality

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