AWARENESS REGARDING GESTATIONAL DIABETES (GD), PREGNANCY INDUCED HYPERTENSION (PIH) AND ANEMIA AMONG ANTENATAL WOMEN ATTENDING OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT IN A JINNAH HOSPITAL LAHORE

Dr. Sidra, Hassnat Ahmed Alvi, Muhammd Usman Shoban
2019 Zenodo  
Background- The common morbidities like GD, PIH, and anemia having severe consequences are more likely to occur in pregnant women. For the purpose to evaluate the awareness of these diseases in pregnant women, this study was conducted in Jinnah hospital Lahore. Methodology- The present study was cross sectional. In an outpatient department of Jinnah hospital by 150 pregnant women a questionnaire was answered to know that either these women are well aware of morbidities like anemia, gestational
more » ... nemia, gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension Result- In this study total 150 pregnant women were selected in which most of them were aged in between 20 to 25 years, 70 of them were educated and 86% of them were house wives. Out of 150, 97 were primigravida and half of them were from a joint family. This study shows that most of them were well aware of morbidities like PIH, GD and anemia. 82% of them were well aware with anemia, 94 of them knew about GD and 48% were well aware of PIH. Conclusion- Present study showed that majority of women has the good knowledge about anemia, and PIH and fair knowledge about GD Keywords: words: Pregnancy induced hypertension, anemia, gestational diabetes mellitus, Antenatal
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3594832 fatcat:tq5vgrwbhzbzvban2imnzz57ku