Knowledge and attitude regarding reproductive healthamong womenAUTHORS : Barman TT, Das RR
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v6.i2.2020.5
Introduction: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, as so, reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system of all stages of life. Unmet needs for reproductive health deprive women of the right to make ‘crucial choices about their bodies and futures’ affecting family welfare. Objectives: The study was conducted of assessing the knowledge and attitude of women regarding reproductive health in selected offices of Guwahati, Assam, to find out the correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding reproductive health among women and to find the association of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: A quantitative approach and survey research design were used in this study. The technique adopted was self-reporting technique. Using a non-probability convenient sampling technique, the sample size of 100 working women from three selected offices in Guwahati were taken for the study. A structured questionnaire was used to assess knowledge and 3-point Likert scale to assess attitude. Results: It was found that out of 100, 51% moderately adequate, 28% inadequate and the rest 21% had adequate knowledge and 52% desirable attitude and 48% moderately desirable attitude. There was a moderately positive correlation between knowledge and attitude. Knowledge of the women regarding reproductive health had a significant association with their educational status at 0.05 level of significance. Attitudehad a significant association with their education status. Conclusion: The study reveals that women have moderately adequate knowledge and desirable attitude and also found that there is a positive correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding reproductive health.
Keywords: Knowledge; attitude; reproductive tract infection.