Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 3

Evaluating the Knowledge Attitudes Practices of Specialist Healthcare Providers [OB/GYN] on Femtech: A Cross-Sectional Study

Hema Divakar1*, Pallavi S P2, Gubbi Venkatasubbaiah Divakar3 and Sheetal Joshi4

1CEO and Chairman, Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST), Bengaluru, India
2Research Coordinator, Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST), Bengaluru, India
3Medical Director, Divakars Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, India
4Project Lead, Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST), Bengaluru, India

*Corresponding Author: Hema Divakar, CEO and Chairman, Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST), Bengaluru, India.

Received: February 15, 2024; Published: February 28, 2024

Abstract

Background: Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB/GYN) play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of women's healthcare, encompassing crucial areas such as prenatal care, childbirth assistance, gynecological exams, and reproductive health management. Understanding their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) regarding Femtech remains a critical aspect, ensuring its effective integration into clinical care. In this regard, this study aimed to evaluate the KAP of OB/GYNs in Karnataka, towards fem-tech.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study investigates the KAP of OB/GYNsin Karnataka, Information was gathered via a self-conducted survey entailing 12 questions, using a convenient sampling method.

Result: A total cohort of 94 OB/GYNs from Karnataka participated in the survey with mean 10 years of experience. Among the participants, 80% (n = 75) were actively involved in private healthcare facilities, while the remaining 20% (n = 19) were associated with public healthcare facilities. Within this cohort, 66% (n = 62) demonstrated good knowledge, 75.7% (n = 71) displayed a positive attitude, and 37.2% (n = 35) exhibited good practice towards Femtech.

Conclusion: Though more than half of the participants exhibited positive knowledge and attitude, the practice scores is pronouncedly lower among participants underscoring the urgency of targeted interventions and educational initiatives within the OB/GYNs of Karnataka.

 Keywords: Attitude; Femtech; Knowledge; Practice; Healthcare

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Citation

Citation: Hema Divakar., et al. “Evaluating the Knowledge Attitudes Practices of Specialist Healthcare Providers [OB/GYN] on Femtech: A Cross-Sectional Study”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.3 (2024): 154-160.

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Copyright: © 2024 Hema Divakar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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