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Developing Guidelines For Pregnant Women To Improve Knowledge And Attitudes Toward Hepatitis (B) Virus And Its Transmission From Mother To Child

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HalaAbd El fattah Ali
Published Mar 17, 2018

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Aim:To developing guidelines for pregnant women to improve knowledge and attitudes toward hepatitis (B) virus and its transmission from mother to child. Study design: A quasi experimental study design. Setting:Kafrelsheikh University Hospital, Egypt. Methods:Purposive sample of all pregnant women (two-hundred pregnant women). The study was conducted from the 1st of January, 2017 to the 1st of February 2018. Tools: Three tools were used to conduct this study: Interviewing questionnaire, knowledge and attitude questionnaire and scoring system. Results: The current study found that most of pregnant women (80%) were educated, The majority (99.5) % of the pregnant women achieved satisfactory level score of knowledge regarding to hepatitis B followed guidelines compared to pre-test (p value <0.001). The majority (95.5 %) of the pregnant women achieved satisfactory level score of attitude regarding to hepatitis B followed guidelines compared to pre-test (p value <0.001). Conclusion:  The majority of the pregnant women achieved satisfactory level score of knowledge and attitude regarding to hepatitis B followed guidelines compared to pre-test. According to the results, aim and research hypothesis of the current study, these study results achieved the study aim and supported the study hypothesis. Recommendation: It is recommended to conduct additional studies at a variety of institutions in Egypt.
 
Key wards: Hepatitis B Virus, guidelines, transmission, mother, child, pregnant women.

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