A study to assess the knowledge on uterine prolapse among reproductive age group women’s in Kudamoakkam
Gomathi K, Sumani Mazumder, M Soniya and Sofiya Jenifer
Uterine prolapse is always accompanied by some degree of vaginal wall prolapse. No one definite cause of the problem has been firmly established, as women from different economic strata, a wide range of ages, belonging to various ethnic groups and from all ecological regions from east to west suffer from it. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge on risk factors of uterine prolapse among reproductive age group women at rural area. A quantitative research approach with descriptive study design. The study was conducted in Kondenjeri area of 120 families of all reproductive age women with 185 reproductive age group women in the Kondanjeri area with simple random sampling technique was used. The statistical methods show that majority of the respondents were of age group 25-29 (47%) followed by 20-24 (26.5%) with the mean age 26.7 years±4.69 SD. about 21.2% respondents were illiterate and 22.16% have basic informal education whereas 13.51, 29.19% and 14.05% have attended primary, secondary and higher education respectively. in the same way, 49.7% respondents were either housewife, 35.7% were wages based labourer’s, 9.2% have their own business and only 5.4% of respondents were involved in public service. Women had poor knowledge about uterine prolapse. Many women had never heard about uterine prolapse and who had heard, most of them didn’t know any knowledge about it. The vast majority of women didn’t practice any measures to protect or prevent occurrence of uterine prolapse.
Gomathi K, Sumani Mazumder, M Soniya, Sofiya Jenifer. A study to assess the knowledge on uterine prolapse among reproductive age group women’s in Kudamoakkam. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2020;3(2):11-13. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2020.v3.i2a.59