Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Measles Control in Primary Health Care Centers in Al- Samawa City

Authors

  • Salwan Abdullah Naji , Khadija S. AL-Mizury, Shatha K. Atrah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1564

Keywords:

Knowledge, Immunization, Vaccination.

Abstract

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

educated parents.

Author Biography

Salwan Abdullah Naji , Khadija S. AL-Mizury, Shatha K. Atrah

Community Health Department /College of Health and Medical Technology Baghdad /Middle Technical

University/ Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Salwan Abdullah Naji , Khadija S. AL-Mizury, Shatha K. Atrah. (2020). Knowledge of Mothers Regarding Measles Control in Primary Health Care Centers in Al- Samawa City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1200-1210. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1564