International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part B (2019)
A qualitative research to explore nutritional practices in Primipara women residing in Mumbai urban slums
Author(s): Dr. Barsha Gadapani P and Dr. Rupali Sabale
Abstract:Introduction: India being a multi-cultural country has a diverse pattern of dietary practice followed during pregnancy based on individual’s perception and social context. Hence, this study was taken up in a slum area which was inhabited by dissimilar communities and qualitative methods were used to identify the mis-conceptions related to diet during ANC period which can act as a significant barrier to healthy eating.
Methodology: Study area was an urban slum area where 4 focused group discussion and 3 In-depths interviews were conducted among primipara females, selected by purposive sampling technique.
Results: 19.6±1.2 years was the mean age of the participants where most of them were illiterate and belonged to lower socio-economic strata. 4 themes were generated out of the qualitative analysis: Knowledge, Social Obstacles, Personal Impediments, Social Facilitators.
Conclusion: Study found that there are a lot of mis-conceptions regarding food consumed and food habits adopted during pregnancy period.
Dr. Barsha Gadapani P, Dr. Rupali Sabale. A qualitative research to explore nutritional practices in Primipara women residing in Mumbai urban slums. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(3):90-94. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3b.87