Hemlata is a graduate nurse pursuing her M.Sc nursing in obstetrics and Gynecological nursing specialty at Maharishi Markandeshwar University. Her area of interest in research is maternal and reproductive health. She had received a scholarship from Army Welfare Education Society and her career plan is to pursue Doctorate in Nursing.
Eugenics refers to the methods that are adopted by eligible couples for having physically and psychologically healthy conception and pregnancy. Objectives: to assess and compare the knowledge, attitude and expressed practice regarding eugenics among husbands and wives, determine the relationship between knowledge, attitude and expressed practices of husbands and wives and seek relationship between knowledge, attitude and expressed practices of husbands and wives with selected demographic variables. Methodology: A Quantitative Non-Experimental approach with Descriptive Comparative Design was adopted and total 636 adults in reproductive age group with husbands (n=318) and wives (n=318) were selected by purposive sampling techniques who were residing at selected area of north India. Structured Knowledge questionnaire, structured 5-point Attitude scale and Expressed Practices checklist were used to collect data. Results: More number of husbands (61.94%) had below average knowledge as compare to wives (45.28%). Majority of husbands (97.79%) and wives (95.91%) had moderately favourable attitude towards eugenics whereas only 2.20% of husbands and 4.08% of wives had favourable attitude. More than half (59.25%) of husbands and 67.90% of wives followed non-traditional expressed practices regarding eugenics. There was a significant difference in the knowledge, attitude and expressed practices of husbands and wives regarding eugenics (P≤0.000). There was a significant moderate positive correlation between knowledge and attitude of husbands (r=0.371, P≤0.000) and wives (r=0.370, P≤0.000). There was a weak negative correlation between attitude and expressed practices scores of wives regarding Eugenics(r=-0.176, P≤0.003). The knowledge, attitude and expressed practices scores of husbands and wives were dependent on age, educational status and source of information regarding conception and pregnancy. Recommendations: study recommends educational intervention programs to enhance the knowledge, attitude and expressed practices of eligible couples towards eugenics to enhance the mother and child health status.
Minal Kumari is a M.Sc. Nursing final year student, conducted a research project in the fulfillment of her master degree in Child Health Nursing. Her open and new constructivist ideas help in improving the health status. She is also a member of National Neonatal Forum. She is residing in Shimla (H.P.).
Mobile Applications are being developed at a rapid speed and are intensively used by students. It can help to achieve better performance in organizing, managing, and monitoring classroom activities.rnAims and objectives: The aim of the study was to assess and compare the knowledge and practice regarding FBNC among nursing students in MBL group and MABL group before and after the administration of MBL and MABL. The conceptual framework of the study was based on CIPP model by Stufflebeam. rnMethodology and Theoretical Orientation: The research approach adopted for the study was quasi-experimental and design was non-equivalent comparison group pre–test post–test design. The study was conducted at two nursing colleges of Ambala, Haryana. A total of 70 B.Sc. Nursing 3rd Year students, randomly allocated to 2 groups i.e. 35 in MBL and 35 in MABL. The tool used for the study consisted of structured knowledge questionnaire and observational check list was used to assess knowledge and practices by OSCE method of nursing students regarding FBNC. Data collection was done in January, 2017. The obtained data was analyzed and interpreted in terms of objectives and researchrnFindings: The major findings revealed that mean post- test knowledge and practices score in MBL group (21.4 ±0.89) and in MABL group (22.4 ± 0.54) was significantly higher than pre-test knowledge score in MBL group (14.6±15.0) and in MABL group (16.2±17.0). Also, the mean post-test practice score in MBL group (38.1±1.91) and in MABL group (38.9± 1.20) was significantly higher than pre-test practice score in MBL (20.4 ± 3.70) as well as in MABL group (20.5 ± 4.26). Mild positive significant relationship (r=0.03) was found between post test score of knowledge and practicesrnConclusion & Significance: It was concluded from the study MABL was more effective in developing the practices of nursing students regarding FBNC than MBL.rn