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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66215

Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Medications Among Pregnant Women in A Multispecialty Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Vivekanandan.K, E Bhavya, Mohammed Ismail K S, Kalpana R, Abdul Rahman N, Jethendra Sri C, Suhaib K P


Aim And Objectives: The aim of the study was to survey medicine use, information and convictions about medications among pregnant ladies. The targets of this study were to portray information, mentalities, and practice of pregnant ladies and to decide the factors related with medications use referred at Multispecialty hospital in Chennai. Study Design: The review was supported DR MGR Educational and research organization. Emergency clinic based, pre-post interventional study was led at OBG (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Ward of ACS clinical Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from February 2022 to April 2022. Ladies who met the consideration standards were remembered for the review. Examining strategy Simple purposive it was applied to test method. Methodology: The Ethics Committee of the Dr.M.G.R Educational and research organization, Chennai, explored and supported the review convention and poll. The poll is adjusted from a formerly approved overview. Pregnant ladies are asked to address 24 inquiries that survey their sociodemographic qualities (Q1-Q7), current medicine use (Q8). Additionally, their convictions and perspectives with respect to medicine use overall (proclamations M1-M7 (Q9- Q15)) and in pregnancy (Explanations S1-S9 (Q16 - Q24)) to which they ought to show assuming they concur, deviate, or are questionable. Result And Discussion: As per the survey taken from 78 pregnant women, most of the women taking vitamin (75.9%), anti-emetics (30.8%), paracetamol (21.8%), anti -histamines (30.8%), NSAIDS (10.3%), and antacids (9.0%) and (6.4%) women at no medications stage. Accessibility and admittance to tranquilize related data as well as convictions of pregnant ladies about prescriptions decide their choice on drug organization during pregnancy. The mentalities and convictions with respect to prescription use have been widely revealed utilizing convictions about meds survey (BMQ). Conclusion: Thestudy was demonstrative of the impact of the qualities of pregnant ladies in the drug consumption. The deficient data with respect to drugs in pregnancy from the clinical experts is a region that requirements further improvement later on. Drug specialists, with ability in giving ladies positive convictions about prescriptions during pregnancy and in advancing medication treatment results, are significant parts of the medical care group and ought to be progressively engaged with general wellbeing endeavours. Medical services experts ought to know about ladies' perspectives while encouraging them to take medicine during pregnancy


Pregnant, Knowledge, Medications, Awareness

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