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Assess knowledge of Nurses who Provide Prenatal Care Concerning Toxoplasmosis in Basra City

Abdulameer A. Al-Mussawi, Kadhim J. Awad, Afkar F. Kareem, Zainab A. Hasan, Nuha S. Kadhim, Israa H. Yaseen, Amani S. Lazim, Maher A. Atia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15520/ijnd.2016.vol6.iss4.147.01-04

Abstract


Aims:To assess the knowledge about toxoplasmosis among nurses working in prenatal care in primary care units and hospitals of Basra city.

Methods:

A questionnaire was administered to 50 obstetric nurses at primary care units and hospitals. The questionnaire was self-completed and included many questions on diagnosis, clinical, and prevention of toxoplasmosis.

Results:

 The higher percentages (26%) of nurses were with age ranging from 26-31 years & 32-37   (52.9%) were secondary graduates (76%) and (24%) were institute graduates,  (32%) of nurses who were included in the study have duration of experience ranging from  7-13 years. That (54%) of nurses having a moderate level of knowledge, (22%) was within good knowledge and (24%) within poor knowledge.

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