Postnatal exercise is the exercises done after delivery. The aim of exercise is to cleave a beneficial level of fitness and health, both physically and mentally. Postnatal exercise should be encouraged, they help to improve muscle tone of the abdomen and pelvic floor and also bladder and bowel function. Exercise can be relaxing it will help the body recover, ensure keep fit and will generally make mother feel better.
Aim: Assess the Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of postnatal mother regarding postnatal exercise at Government Headquarters Hospital, Kumbakonam.
Objectives: 1. To assess the Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of postnatal mother’s regarding postnatal exercise at Government Headquarters Hospital, Kumbakonam.2. To find out the association between Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of postnatal mothers regarding postnatal exercise with their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A descriptive study design was used to achieve the objectives of the study. The study was conducted with 30 postnatal mothers in selected hospital. Convenient sampling technique was adopted to select the sample. The data was collected with a structured interview schedule. The data obtained would be analyzed by both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The finding shows that the Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of postnatal mother are in moderate level and it also found that there is a need for health education and awareness regarding postnatal exercise and it also found the significantly associated variables in knowledge, were Religion (x2=0.74) and Income (x2=4.138). In consent with the attitude, Religion (x2=3.448), Occupation (x2=3.137) Source of information (x2=4.147) and Gravid (x2=1.11) were found as significant. In relation with the practice, Religion (x2=1.543) Income (x2=5.296) Gravid (x2=1.11) were found as significant with the demographic variables.