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Coronavirus disease 2019: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pregnant women in a tertiary hospital in Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Jul 01 [Online ahead of print]IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of antenatal attendees towards COVID-19 in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

METHODS

A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 430 consenting pregnant women attending antenatal clinics between March 1 and May 30, 2020, using pretested questionnaires.

RESULTS

The mean age and mean gestational age of the respondents were 30.04 years (95% confidence interval [CI] 28.9-31.1) and 26.3 weeks (95% CI 23.3-29.3), respectively. More than four-fifths (82%) of the women believed that COVID-19 is real and their main source of information was mass media. The majority had adequate knowledge of COVID-19. More than half of the respondents said COVID-19 is a curable disease and that chloroquine can be used. The majority showed a good attitude and preventice practice of COVID-19 disease; however, one-fourth (24%) thought that infected individuals should be killed to prevent the spread of the virus.

CONCLUSION

The study population has good knowledge, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 disease. However, it is worrisome that some respondents thought that infected individuals should be killed. Proper education must be given to the populace to avert these negative attitudes while promoting a positive preventive attitude. The study population has adequate knowledge, good attitude, and preventive practice of COVID-19; however, community education is needed to reduce anxiety among the populace.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria.Department of Administration, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo, Nigeria.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32608513

Citation

Anikwe, Chidebe C., et al. "Coronavirus Disease 2019: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Hospital in Abakaliki, Southeast Nigeria." International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2020.
Anikwe CC, Ogah CO, Anikwe IH, et al. Coronavirus disease 2019: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pregnant women in a tertiary hospital in Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020.
Anikwe, C. C., Ogah, C. O., Anikwe, I. H., Okorochukwu, B. C., & Ikeoha, C. C. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pregnant women in a tertiary hospital in Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13293
Anikwe CC, et al. Coronavirus Disease 2019: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Hospital in Abakaliki, Southeast Nigeria. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Jul 1; PubMed PMID: 32608513.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Coronavirus disease 2019: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pregnant women in a tertiary hospital in Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria. AU - Anikwe,Chidebe C, AU - Ogah,Christian O, AU - Anikwe,Ifeyinwa H, AU - Okorochukwu,Bartholomew C, AU - Ikeoha,Cyril C, Y1 - 2020/07/01/ PY - 2020/06/09/received PY - 2020/06/19/revised PY - 2020/06/29/accepted PY - 2020/7/2/pubmed PY - 2020/7/2/medline PY - 2020/7/2/entrez KW - Abakaliki KW - COVID-19 KW - Chloroquine KW - Knowledge KW - Nigeria KW - Pregnancy JF - International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics JO - Int J Gynaecol Obstet N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of antenatal attendees towards COVID-19 in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 430 consenting pregnant women attending antenatal clinics between March 1 and May 30, 2020, using pretested questionnaires. RESULTS: The mean age and mean gestational age of the respondents were 30.04 years (95% confidence interval [CI] 28.9-31.1) and 26.3 weeks (95% CI 23.3-29.3), respectively. More than four-fifths (82%) of the women believed that COVID-19 is real and their main source of information was mass media. The majority had adequate knowledge of COVID-19. More than half of the respondents said COVID-19 is a curable disease and that chloroquine can be used. The majority showed a good attitude and preventice practice of COVID-19 disease; however, one-fourth (24%) thought that infected individuals should be killed to prevent the spread of the virus. CONCLUSION: The study population has good knowledge, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 disease. However, it is worrisome that some respondents thought that infected individuals should be killed. Proper education must be given to the populace to avert these negative attitudes while promoting a positive preventive attitude. The study population has adequate knowledge, good attitude, and preventive practice of COVID-19; however, community education is needed to reduce anxiety among the populace. SN - 1879-3479 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32608513/Coronavirus_disease_2019:_Knowledge,_attitude,_and_practice_of_pregnant_women_in_a_tertiary_hospital_in_Abakaliki,_southeast_Nigeria L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13293 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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