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Introduction: Children are a gift from God to humanity. One of the greatest events in a woman's life is pregnancy and childbirth, which she looks forward to and longs for with tremendous anticipation. She has fantasies about being pregnant and becoming a mother, but when reality sets in, many of them make her question her ability to handle such a significant event.
Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to assess knowledge and attitude regarding birth preparedness among primi mothers and to develop an informational video regarding 'Birth Preparedness’.
Material and Methods: Quantitative research approach in was used in this study. The study was conducted in selected community areas of Surat district Gujarat. The convenience non-probability sampling technique was used to select 60 mothers in selected community areas of Surat. A structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale were used. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The result of the study showed that mothers of the experimental group had increased knowledge and attitude compared to the control group mothers. In the Experimental Group, data revealed the mean pretest level of knowledge score was 12.5 and SD was 2.52 and the mean post-test score was 18.33 and SD was 2.17. In the control group, data revealed the mean pretest level of knowledge score was 12.53 and SD was 2.32, and the post-test test score was 12.77 and SD was 2.69. In the Experimental Group, data revealed the mean pretest Attitude score was 24.8 and SD was 1.86 and the mean post-test score was 35.97 and SD was 2.96. In the control group, data revealed the mean pretest attitude score was 24.77 and SD was 1.81 and the post-test test score was 25.03 and SD was 1.79.
Conclusions: The above findings supported that video-assisted teaching helped to give adequate knowledge and develop a favorable attitude regarding birth preparedness among primi mothers.