Nagpur: A study on urban women, in which more than 1,000 people between the age group of 20-75 years took part, has been found from the study that about 70% were under stress and were also very concerned about the health of their own family members, Financial issues and future While around 27% including expectant mothers, have missed visiting hospitals for routine check-ups during coronavirus.
More than 50% of pregnant women have felt that their delivery could have been normal rather than by C-section, had it not been for the pandemic.
The study, conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sengupta Hospital, and Research Institute, also makes interesting observations about women’s practices, knowledge, and attitudes about the coronavirus.
Along with this, recently, this study has also been accepted by the IJMSIR.
Senior gynecologist Dr Rajasi Sengputa, one of the authors of the study, said that the main objective is to study the basic knowledge and basic attitude of women towards coronavirus. And socio-demographics had to be correlated with their practices. Altogether 1,008 women were included in this study.
Mental health support should be provided
She has also said that she observed that women also had overall acceptable knowledge about the main clinical symptoms, route of transmission, methods of prevention against coronavirus. But they know very little about the vaccination policies of covid.
The co-authors of this study are Dr Suchitra Uikey and Dr Suvarna Nimkar. This study also sends a message that doctors should be fully prepared to handle very complex cases. During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Some women have missed clinic appointments. This study also shows that there is a great need for detailed consultation by physicians about the importance of covid vaccination, especially in lactating and lactating women. As there has been an increase in domestic violence, social anxiety, and depression, Mental health support should also be provided to vulnerable groups. There is also a dire need to emphasize regular follow-up for early detection of sequelae of coronavirus or ‘long covid syndrome’.
This study also said that younger women had significantly more knowledge and better practices related to coronavirus than older women.