Effectiveness of Instructional Program upon Pregnant Women’s Knowledge Suffering from Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Attending to Primary Health Care Centers in Al- Najaf City
Keywords:pregnancy induced hypertension, instructional program
Pregnancy induced hypertension is a common obstetric disorder. It is among the leading causes of maternal
and fetal mortality and morbidity. This research aims to assess pregnant women’s knowledge regarding
pregnancy induced hypertension, and to find out the relationship between pregnant women’s knowledge and
their demographic and clinical data . A quasi-experimental design is used to investigate the effectiveness
of instructional program upon women’s knowledge suffering from pregnancy induced hypertension , from
the 8th of January to 3th September2020, included 80 pregnant (40 women as study group), and (40 women
as a control group). The current study found that the knowledge of the majority of women about pregnancy
induced hypertension is poor in complication domain specialty before the implementation of instructional
program. However, 100% of them have had good knowledge after two weeks of implementation of the
instructional program. The women have developed and improved in their knowledge about pregnancy
induced hypertension. The study revealed that there were high significant in the study group knowledge
regarding the pregnancy induced hypertension in the pre-test and post-test measurements. The study has
concluded that the instructional program has a positive effect on the study sample blood pressure. The
instructional program has a positive effect on the study sample knowledge regarding the PIH. Levels of
education, monthly income, residential area, occupational status, and the type of family are affect the
pregnant’s knowledge regarding the PIH.
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