+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Knowledge and attitude of dais toward family planning

Knowledge and attitude of dais toward family planning

Rajasthan Medical Journal 16(4): 237-239

Focus is on the knowledge and attitude of indigenous dais (traditional midwives) in the area covered by the Rural Health Training Center Naila. This is the field practice area of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur. Services are provided to a population of about 35,000 spread over 54 villages. 38 dais are operating in these villages. They have no formal education. 22 of the midwives (57.89%) had a favorable attitude towards family planning; 6 had an unfavorable attitude and 10 were indifferent. A majority of those who had a favorable attitude were in the 31-40 year age group. 2 of the dais had been instrumental in motivating cases for tubectomy. 10 of the dais were unaware of any birth control methods. 73.69% had knowledge of at least 1 birth control method. 11 knew about sterilization and 1 knew about IUDs and conventional contraceptive methods. 4 knew about abortion. 20 dais were interested in training.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 046508025

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 12309864

Related references

A peep into knowledge attitude and practice of family planning among naval sailors family residing in Bombay. Indian Journal of Public Health 32(3): 154-155, 1988

Knowledge attitude and practice of perinatal care amongst traditional birth attendants (DAIS) trained vs. untrained. Indian Pediatrics 20(11): 837-842, 1983

An enquiry into knowledge attitude practice gap in family planning. An enquiry into knowledge attitude practice gap in family planning: 75, 1977

Knowledge and attitude of married Turkish men regarding family planning. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 13(1): 97, 2008

Family-planning knowledge and attitude surveys in Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review 4: 332-355, 1964

Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in Hausa women. Social Science and Medicine 18(10): 839-844, 1984

Knowledge, attitude and practice surveys in family planning--a review. Nihae Bulletin 10(1): 51-60, 1977

Men's knowledge, attitude and practices of family planning in north Gondar. Ethiopian Medical Journal 36(4): 261-271, 1998

Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in rural communities in Nigeria. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 8(2): 85-90, 1995

Knowledge, attitude and practice of Malay folk methods in family planning. Malaysian Journal of Reproductive Health 3(1 Supplement): S64-S81, 1985

Knowledge and attitude of nursing students toward population control and family planning. Taehan Kanho. Korean Nurse 9(3): 41-53, 1970

Men's knowledge of and attitude with respect to family planning in a suburban Nigerian community. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 15(3): 260-265, 2006

A study of knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in West Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Family Planning 1: 1-10, 1967

Family planning knowledge, attitude and practice in the rural areas of Sarawak. Journal of Biosocial Science 11(3): 315-323, 1979

Knowledge attitude and risk of hiv in family planning clinics in san francisco california usa. Archives of AIDS Research 1(2-3): 217, 1987