Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004428
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice on gestational weight gain in pregnant women
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: The objective of this investigation was to study the knowledge, attitude, and practice on gestational weight gain (GWG) in pregnant women and also to determine them is perceptions and the effect of lifestyle modification on dietary habits and physical activity in the same. Materials and Methods: It is a cross-sectional study where the patients in their first pregnancy where included in the study. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the patients were recruited in the study. A KAP questionnaire was given to the patients. The questionnaire contained a total of 27 questions; each section had 9 questions each. The questionnaire focused more on lifestyle modification, misconception on pregnancy weight gain, and dietary habits. Results: Around 100 patients who were pregnant for the first time were screened for the study. There were varied from the age group of 18–35 years of age. The knowledge of the women was familiar only with regular habits and they were not very sure about the other food habits. The attitude of the patient regarding the GWG was not broad-minded, many refused to discuss it with their family members. The women did not have much knowledge of IOM guidelines, BMI, and teratogenicity. Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding the gestation varied from each other. The pregnant women should be given more awareness about weight gain, lifestyle modifications, and dietary habits during. They also had many misconceptions which should be cleared by discussing it with physician.

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    Dega Sunil Kumar, P. Shanmugasundram*

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    Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. P. Shanmugasundaram, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Dega Sunil Kumar, P. Shanmugasundram*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice on gestational weight gain in pregnant women
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2511-2515)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and practice, cross-sectional study
    Research Materials:100 Pregnant women patients, Gestational weight gain

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Gestational weight gain Lifestyle modification Misconception Pregnant women

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