Midwife's Knowledge Of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders in Pregnant Women

  • Lia Dwi Prafitri Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • Wahyu Ersila Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
Keywords: Knowledge; midwife; neuromusculoskeletal

Abstract

Neuromusculoskeletal changes in pregnancy often cause discomfort problems as the
pregnancy ages. The increased prevalence of the incidence of neuromusculoskeletal
disorders during the third trimester of pregnancy, namely low back pain 63%, muscle
cramps 60.2% and carpal tunnel syndrome 6.8% needs special attention by midwives.
Efforts to increase knowledge and motivation in carrying out pregnancy examination
services play an important role in reducing maternal mortality. The purpose of this study
is to find out the relationship of midwives' knowledge about neuromusculoskeletal
disorders in pregnant women with the motivation of midwives in overcoming
neuromusculoskeletal disorders in pregnant women. This research is correlative
descriptive with a cross sectional approach. Sampling techniques using cluster sampling
and obtained a number of 100 midwives. The chi square test result obtained the value p
value = 0.022 and the value OR = 10.213. There is a significant relationship between the
midwife's knowledge of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of pregnant women and the
motivation of midwives in overcoming neuromusculoskeletal disorders in pregnant
women. Well-informed midwives had a high chance of overcoming neuromusculoskeletal
disorders in pregnant women by 10,213 times compared to reasonably knowledgeable
midwives. Midwives are expected to always increase the latest knowledge by
participating in training activities or further studies and the Health Service is expected
to provide support to midwives by providing facilities and infrastructure to increase the
knowledge and motivation of midwives.

Published
2022-06-30