Awareness of antenatal exercises among pregnant women in tertiary care centers, Mangalore, India
Corresponding Author(s) : Vijaya kumar K
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 3 No. 2 (2015): 2015 Volume 3- Issue -2
A proper exercise regimen during antenatal care helps the mother have a safe pregnancy and delivery. A physiotherapist trained in maternal health is best suited to prescribed ecercise to pregnant women. In this cross sectional study, the participants were recruited from KMC hospitals, Mangalore from December 2014-Febuary 2015. Pregnant women in their reproduction age between 18-40 years in any trimester who had visited for antenatal check-up in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology were included in our study with the aim to find out their level of awareness about Antenatal Exercise in Pregnancy. A self-administered questionnaire was developed from previous literatres which was content validated by subject experts in their respective fields. A sample of Ninety pregnant women who met the study criteria were explained about the study. After obtaining their informed consent the antenatal awareness questionnaire were given to pregnant women either Kannada or English depending on their language preference. The questionnaire includes basic demographic data, pregnancy hostory and question to relate to antenatal classes, different types of exercises prescribed during pregnancy. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version17. Frequencies and percentages were taken out as part of descriptive statistics.
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