Knowledge Attitude and Practices towards COVID-19 among Pregnant Patients Coming in Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore

  • Abida Sajid Associate Professor Gynae unit-5 Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore
  • Aqsam Sajid Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore
  • Arham Sajid Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore
  • Asif Hanif Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore
  • Asma Wazir Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore
  • Salik Cheema Lady Aitchison Hospital KEMU, Lahore

Abstract

Objective: To analyzing the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards COVID-19 among pregnant patients coming to Lady Aitchison Hospital Lahore

Methodology:  This cross sectional survey carried out at Lady Aitchison Hospital, KEMU, Lahore, Pakistan. After approval from the Advanced Study Board, the study was initiated and lasted for two months with a sample size of 600. Simple Random Sampling technique was used.

Results: Our results showed that the mean age of subjects was 27.63±5.20 years with minimum and maximum age as 18 and 65 years. The mean total knowledge score was 7.48 ± 2.34 while 455(85.69%) females had good knowledge (score ≥ 50%). 371(69.9%) females agreed that COVID-19 will finally be successfully controlled and 410(77.2%) females were also agreed that they have confidence that Pakistan can win the battle against the COVID-19 virus. There were 381(71.9%) females were gone to any crowded place and 476(89.6%) used to wear a mask when leaving home.

Conclusion: Our results concluded that pregnant females showed good knowledge, better attitude and adequate practices towards COVID-19. Further more good knowledge of COVID-19 is associated with positive attitude and safe practices. Health education programs helps in improving the knowledge, optimistic attitude and safe practices by focusing on lower knowledge for the prevention of covid- 19.

Published
2021-01-04
Section
Original Articles