This research was a descriptive study designed to examine the relationship between prenatal knowledge and economic status of primagravidas. The researcher hypothesized that when pregnant women were surveyed and the results of knowledge and actual health care practices were correlated with economic level, there would be no significant difference. A researcher-designed questionnaire was administered to 29 primagravidas between the ages of 18 to 32. There was a total of 29 participants. The participants consisted of 23 whites and 6 blacks. The null hypothesis was tested by correlating the score obtained on the questionnaire with economic status. The Pearson's r correlation coefficient was used to analyze the data collected. Because the obtained r value was .4622 and significant at the .05 level, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis
Lepard, Melisa, "Knowledge About Prenatal Health Care Practices As Correlated to the Economic Status of Primagravidas" (1984). MSN Research Projects. 106.