DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20182281

Knowledge and attitude of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic technique act (PCPNDT) in pregnant women of Indore at tertiary referral center

Naman Kumnar Gaur, Aman Gupta, Shoaib Husssain

Abstract


Background: This study was conducted to know the knowledge and attitude pregnant females have about pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic technique act.

Methods: Study was conducted in Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, a tertiary referral centre, with a pre-structured questionnaire, consisted of 130 patients. Data collected was reviewed and statistically analysed.

Results: Mean age was 27-28 years, with large number 70(53.8%) of females weren’t aware about the act but were willing to impose a strict law 124(95.4%), want to motivate others 112 (86.2%) and didn’t want sex determination 114 (87.7%).

Conclusions: However, majority of females weren’t aware of the act but did show positive attitude towards the law. Further a comprehensive publicised campaign is warranted to spread the awareness.


Keywords


Attitude, Pre-natal diagnostic technique act (PCPNDT), Pregnant women

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