Knowledge and attitude regarding umbilical cord blood banking among antenatal mothers in OPD at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
Catherine R, Akishya M, Raji D, Revathi P, Saranya K, Shahana I, Suganthi S, Varsha Vinodh
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding umbilical cord blood banking among antenatal mothers and to associate the level of knowledge and attitude regarding umbilical cord blood banking among antenatal mothers with selected demographic variables. Methodology: Samples of 70 were selected using convenient sampling technique and data collection was done through structured questionnaire. The data was collected and analyzed using the inferential and statistical method. Results: The present study showed that 24.3% of antenatal mothers had adequate and moderately adequate knowledge and majority 75.7% of them had inadequate knowledge. With regard to Attitude level 18.6% of antenatal mothers had Favorable and Neutral attitude and 81.4 % of them had Unfavorable attitude. The study results showed that there was statistically significant association between the level of knowledge with parity. Conclusion: The findings revealed that the knowledge and Attitude level on Umbilical cord blood banking among Antenatal mothers was very low and there is a need to improve it with the help of Health education programme and pamphlets distribution.