PROMOTION OF MULTIPURPOSE HEALTH WORKERS TO MOTIVATE ANTENATAL MOTHERS ON SELF ASSESSMENT OF FOETAL MOVEMENT. BY R.RENUKA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PSG COLLEGE OF NURSING
PROMOTION OF MULTIPURPOSE HEALTH WORKERS TO MOTIVATE ANTENATAL MOTHERS ON SELF ASSESSMENT OF FOETAL MOVEMENT
PSG COLLEGE OF NURSING
Coimbatore - 6.5 %
Tamilnadu - 7.9 %
India - 7.2 %
Multipurpose Health Workers are the one who are in continuous contact with the antenatal mothers and have better opportunities to promote the practice of self-assessment of fetal movement which will ensure fetal well-being.
Reinforcement was done on importance of motivating the antenatal mothers for the self-assessment of fetal movements through education and demonstration.
The practice was observed after reinforcement through observation checklist. And also they were interviewed to identify the barriers which prevents them to motivate the mothers on this issue.
It is interesting to note that they were aware that antenatal mothers should be consistently conscious of the fetal movement until the time of delivery.
At the same time, it was regretful to know that many of the MPHWs had the opinion that the antenatal mothers need not learn about variations in fetal movement.
It shows that Multipurpose Health Workers were ignorant on importance of teaching the antenatal mothers about fetal movement assessment.
80% were motivated to maintain fetal movement record during the second visit.
During the third visit, only 67% of the mothers monitored fetal movement regularly.
13% of the mothers were employed ,so they were unable to concentrate on the regular assessment of fetal movement.
20% did not assess the fetal movement, since they were not aware of the importance.
On going education program with periodic
monitoring should be done by the Public
Health Nurses to enhance the knowledge
and practice of Multipurpose Health
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