Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Measles Control in Primary Health Care Centers in Al- Samawa City
Keywords:Knowledge, Immunization, Vaccination.
Background:Measles is a very communicable viral illness that can be prevented by immunization.
knowledge is key tools to control of disease.
Objectives:The aims of study were identify mothers knowledge regarding measles control and immunization.
Methods:A cross sectional study (descriptive study ) was conducted in Al-Samawa city/Iraq during the
period between 2/3/ 2019 to1/7/ 2019. Data collected from (450) mothers who have at least one child less
than(5)years of age,though using a special questionnaire format.
Results: The study finding out about (72.9%) of mothers participant were acceptable knowledge of measles
control and(24.4%) were poor knowledge while the(2.4%) have agood knowledge.
Conclusion:The study concluded most of mothers had been acceptable levels for knowledge. However,
educational program is still needed to increase the parents’ knowledge especially among illiterate and less