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A Study to Assess and Compare the Effectiveness of Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) Among JSY Beneficiaries and Non-JSY Beneficiaries of Postnatal Mothers in Terms of Knowledge, Utilization and Outcome of the Program in the Selected Hospitals in Delhi

Neha John, Molly Babu, Sunita Patney

Abstract


This study aims at assessing and comparing the effectiveness of Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) among JSY beneficiaries and non-JSY beneficiaries in terms of knowledge, utilization and outcome of the program. A survey research approach with a comparative correlational survey design was adopted for the study. The sample was 100 postnatal mothers, i.e., 50 JSY beneficiaries and 50 non-JSY beneficiaries selected from hospitals of Delhi. The data was collected using a structured interview schedule and a structured proforma on outcome evaluation. Findings of the study indicated that majority of JSY beneficiaries were having average knowledge while majority of non-JSY beneficiaries were having poor knowledge about JSY. Majority of both JSY beneficiaries and non-JSY beneficiaries were having good maternal and child outcome. Majority of JSY beneficiaries had average utilization of JSY services. It also indicated that there was a significant positive correlation between knowledge scores, utilization score and outcome scores among JSY beneficiaries. The study showed significant association between knowledge of JSY beneficiaries with religion and education level of mothers but there is no significant association between utilization of services with any of the selected variables and the findings also showed significant association between outcomes of JSY with family monthly income of JSY beneficiaries. On the basis of the study findings, it was found that JSY is effective in improving the maternal and child outcome and if mother are more knowledgeable regarding the scheme, there will be more utilization and better outcome.


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