Title

Level of knowledge regarding the effects of epidural anesthesia among pregnant women in Imus City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Anesthesia, Epidural, Pregnant Women

Abstract

The study utilized a non-experimental, descriptive type of research. One hundred (100) pregnant women in Imus City, Cavite were the respondents of the study. The researchers used non-probability purposive sampling to identify the respondents. The researchers used a self-made instrument in a questionnaire form and data was analysed using frequency distribution table, percentage distribution, mean, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and t-test. The study showed that out of 100 pregnant women, majority were 20 to 24 years old, single, high school graduate, unemployed, had a monthly family income of P10,000 and below, had at least one to two pregnancies, most of them sought medical care at the nearest Barangay Health Center, and majority of them had no experience with epidural anesthesia. The level of knowledge of pregnant women in Imus City, Cavite regarding epidural anesthesia revealed to be of moderate range. Pregnant women with personal experience with epidural anesthesia showed that there was a significant difference when it came to their level of knowledge with this method of labor pain relief. While the pregnant mother's age, educational attainment, employment status, parity and source of medical care showed that there was no significant difference when it came to their level of knowledge regarding epidural anesthesia.

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