A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Stress during Antenatal Period between Urban and Rural Primi Mothers attending Antenatal OPD of IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

  • Aparajita Goswami Associate Professor, BP Poddar & Parvati Devi Academy of Nursing, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Keywords: Stress, Primi Mother, Antenatal Period


Introduction: Many women feel stressed during pregnancy. The present study aimed to assess the level of stress during the antenatal period between urban and rural primi mothers attending antenatal OPD of IMS and SUMHospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of stress of prime mothers in rural and urban areas during the antenatal period. The investigator adopted
Lazarus and Folkman’s model of stress and coping is the conceptual framework for the study.
Method: A descriptive comparative research design was used and the investigator selected 100 samples using a non-probability convenient sampling technique. The level of stress was assessed by using modified
3-point rating scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the analysis of data.
Results: The mean level of stress score in urban was 41 and in rural was 36. The p-value in comparing the level of stress was 0.0001 which signifies there is a significant difference between the level of stress among
the rural and urban groups. Overall both the groups were moderately stressed. The study also shows a significant association with age, duration of marriage and pregnancy complications in the development of stress.
Conclusion: The study recommends counselling sessions for both the groups of mothers and support to reduce their level of stress.

How to cite this article:
Goswami A. A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Stress during Antenatal Period between Urban and Rural Primi Mothers attending Antenatal OPD of IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. J Adv Res Psychol Psychother. 2022;5(1&2):1-6.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2581.5822.202201


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