Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Contraception Methods among Nursing and Paramedical Staff of Tertiary Care Hospital of Sabarkantha District, Gujarat
Keywords:Attitude, Contraceptive methods, Family Planning, Knowledge, Nursing staff, Practice
Background: Population control contribute towards social and economic growth to the country. Contraception
is regarded as an important measure to improve maternal and child health. Hospital staff is major contributor
towards proving correct information related to contraceptive use among community. This study aimed to assess
the knowledge, attitude, and practice of contraception among nursing and paramedical staff of our hospital.
Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 350 nursing and para medical staff were interviewed related
to their knowledge, attitude and practices pertaining to family planning. A written pre-designed, structured
questionnaire was used for data collection which included questions on socio-demographic details and Study tool
contained three sections comprising of a total of 20 Questions (Knowledge: 8, Attitude: 7, Practice: 5). Microsoft
Excell was used for data entry and analysis.
Results: Most of the participants (96.29%) were having the knowledge related to contraceptive methods. 78% of
participants had favourable attitude towards contraception and 74.29% participants were using any method of
contraception for family planning. Common methods of contraception were condoms and OC pills.
Conclusion: Knowledge regarding family planning is universal among hospital staff but still there is gap in
favourable attitude and contraceptive use.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.