Knowledge and Practice of Pregnant Iraqi Women about COVID-19 Preventive Measures

Authors

  • Thikra N. Abdulla1 , Weqar Akram2 , Taghreed MardanAbullah3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2485

Keywords:

COVID-19, Knowledge, Practice, Pregnant, prevention, infection.

Abstract

Background: Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection must be identified and treated early because
they are a group susceptible to higher risk as more cases of infection appear, the timely diagnosis will allow
us to select which patients merit maternal surveillance. Much closer fetal and/or timely hospital admission
with an immediate impact on emergency clinical practice
Objective: To assess the knowledge and practice of pregnant Iraqi women about COVID-19 preventive
measures.
Patients and Method: A cross sectional study conducted at the Private clinics for Gynecology and
Obstetrics in Baghdad/Iraq for two months, from 1 of May 2020 to the end of Jun 2020. The study sample
is 400 pregnant women that are attending private clinics for antenatal care, studying their knowledge about
COVID-19 infection and their approach.
Results: The Knowledge score level were found Inadequate in (72%) of the participant and adequate in
(28%), the main source of information about the COVID-19 prevention in multiple answers question was
TV, which presented in 338 (84.5%), then 234 (58.5%) from family and friends, 229 (57.25%) and 103
(25.75%) mentioned that their information from HCWs. 2/3rd of the participants were presented with poor
practice (67.25%) while less than 1/3rd (32.75%) with good practice.
Conclusion: Knowledge score level were found Inadequate in (72%) of the participant and 2/3rd of the
participants were presented with poor practice (67.25%) while less than 1/3rd (32.75%) with good practice.

Author Biography

Thikra N. Abdulla1 , Weqar Akram2 , Taghreed MardanAbullah3

1
Ass. Pro. Department of Obs. & Gyn., Al-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, 2Lecturer, Department
of Obs. & Gyn., Al-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, 3
Specialist Obstetrics & Gyn., Abugraib
General Hospita

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Thikra N. Abdulla1 , Weqar Akram2 , Taghreed MardanAbullah3. (2021). Knowledge and Practice of Pregnant Iraqi Women about COVID-19 Preventive Measures. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 1217-1223. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2485

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