Objective: Around the world, preeclampsia still become a problem. It is affected nearly eight percent of total pregnancies and resulted in women's morbidity and mortality. Pregnant women who are at risk for preeclampsia certainly need support from the family, especially their husband. Some studies suggest that the expecting fathers was less involved in pregnancy. Other studies also suggested that men have less knowledge about pregnancy complication. The purpose of this study was to analyze the correlation between husband's knowledge and their role in caring wives with preeclampsia risk. Method: The design in this study was cross-sectional with purposive sampling. There were 93 husbands involved in the study. Data collection used questionnaires and analyzed by Spearman's rho test (α ≤ 0.01). The independent variable was husband's knowledge and the dependent variable was their role in caring wives with preeclampsia risk. Result: More than 60% participant had less knowledge about preeclampsia especially the signs and the risk factors. The majority of husband performed moderate role in caring their wives. Their role included attends antenatal visit, motivates their wives to reduce salt intake and limit tiring activity. Only less than 20% always avoid smoking while at home, helps with house chores, and seeking information related preeclampsia. The results showed that there was a correlation between husband's knowledge and their role in caring wife with preeclampsia risk (p = 0.000; r = 0.440). Conclusion: Husbands with more knowledge about preeclampsia performed better role in caring wives with preeclampsia risk.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2020|