Dasgupta Rupashree


A non experimental descriptive research design study was conducted in December 2018 to assess the Knowledge cum Attitude regarding dance during labour among 122 Nursing staffs of IGIMS, Patna selected through Purposive Sampling technique. Midwives model of care was adopted as conceptual framework. Reliability of the tool was 0.76 found to be acceptable. Results: The major findings of the study showed that maximum Nursing staffs had good Knowledge cum Attitude score (74.6%), (25.4%) had average while none had poor Knowledge cum Attitude score regarding dance during labour. Maximum Nursing staffs “agreed” to all the 18 items out of 20 items, except 2 items: A pregnant women during labour should not dance (33.6%), Dance lowers the rate of foetal malpositioning (40.2%) where maximum Nursing staffs “neither agreed nor disagreed”. There was no significant difference between the mean score among the respondents with respect to independent “t” test regarding Sex, Marital status, Nativity, Employment status related to Knowledge and Attitude at p < 0.05 while no significant difference was found regarding Age, Religion, professional qualification, parity, mode of Delivery, Place of delivery, Family income (₹) /month, cadre, Job experience (years) using ANOVA at p > 0.05 with respect to Knowledge and Attitude. Hence, Null hypothesis was accepted. No significant association was found between Knowledge cum attitude with demographic variables. Calculated Chi-square (χ) value at p > 0.05 accepted the null hypothesis. Conclusion: The study concluded that the Nursing staffs of IGIMS had good Knowledge cum Attitude level regarding dance during labour.


Attitude, Dance, Knowledge, Labour

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