Assessment Knowledge Of Pregnant Women About Tetanus Toxoid Vaccination In Mosul City"
Rana Mohammed Jasim, Shaymaa Riyadh thanoon, Zainab Faisal Alzaidy, Nadia khalaf sulaiman
Background: "Tetanus is a vaccine preventable, noncommunicable infectious disease.It is caused by the Clostridium tetanic bacteria spores which are ubiquitous in the environment and can be introduced into the body through no intact skin, usually via injuries from contaminated objects"".
Objectives: "The goal of this study was to assess of knowledge of pregnant woman about tetanus toxoid vaccination in Mosul City".
Materials and Method: Descriptive analytic design was conducted throughout the present study from 30th January 2018 to 29th April 2019. Convenience sampling technique was used to select 100 "pregnant women who attended primary health care centers in Mosul City.The questionnaire was instrument of study was consisted of Two parts which include socio-demographic characteristics e.g (age, level of educational, residence, work, and number of children) , part two health information and knowledge about tetanus toxoid vaccination and sources of information regarding tetanus toxoid vaccine".
Results: "The results of the study indicated that the almost (35%) of pregnant woman were the knowledge poor about their tetanus. The present study showed that the highest percentage (26.9%) of study sample were at age group (30-34) years, while the lowest percentage (3.8%) of them were in age group between (15-19) years; with the mean age and SD (27.45±5.67)"
Conclusion: The study findings indicate that pregnant woman have relatively poor knowledge level and need to more information to enhance knowledge towards tetanu.