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Study of Awareness Towards a More Accepted Invasive Procedure, Transvaginal Ultrasound During the First Trimester of Pregnancy in a Rural Setup

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2015,5,1,1179-1181.
Published:February 2015
Type:Research Articles
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Adithi S Shetty1,*, Harish Shetty2, Rabindra Prabhu3, Prasanna Shetty4, Divya Hegde5, MS Kotian6, B Suresh Kumar Shetty7

1Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Affiliated to Manipal University), India.

2Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India.

3Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India.

4Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India

5Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, A J Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India.

6Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Affiliated to Manipal University), India.

7Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Affiliated to Manipal University), India.

Abstract:

The objective of the present study is to assess women's experiences and attitude towards transvaginal Ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy in a rural background. Total of 100 women in their first trimester who attended the hospital clinics as Obstetric Outpatient were subjected to transvaginal Ultrasound and their perception regarding transvaginal ultrasound was assessed. Among the total agreed subjects for transvaginal ultrasound, the acceptability rate for a repeat procedure was as high as 82% which makes an acceptable and comfortable method amongst most of pregnant women and becomes less known area in the literatures regarding the perception of Trans Vaginal Sonography of first trimester pregnant among the rural patients in this part of globe and may be thought as an option to all in future.

Study of awareness towards a more accepted invasive procedure