Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Village Midwives Regarding HCV in Khartoum State, Sudan; 2014

  • Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi Elsheikh Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Siham Ahmed Balla Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Yosra Mohammed Osman Abu Swait Khartoum State Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Asma Abdelaal Abdalla Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Abdelgadir Ali Bashir Khartoum State Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
Keywords: HCV, KAP, Village midwives, Khartoum State, Sudan.

Abstract

Hepatitis is a disease of liver that can be caused by chemicals or viruses. The objective of this study is to study level of knowledge, attitude and practice among village midwives regarding HCV, Khartoum State, Sudan, 2014. This study was a descriptive study. Three hundred thirty five village midwives were surveyed. Data was collected through questionaire which was composed of 20 questions; 11 for knowledge, 6 for attitude and 3 for practice. Variables were computed using SPSS version 20. The results shows that most of respondents were in age group less than 49 years (68.4%). Seventy seven percent were educated. About half of them had duration of work for more than twenty years. They had poor knowledge (33.7%) and attitude (42.4%); but they had moderate level of positive practice (61.2%). There was no significant statistical association between knowledge and age, education, or duration of work; no significant statistical association between attitude and age or duration of work, while there was significant statistical association of attitude with education; and no statistical association between practice and age, while there was significant statistical association between practice and education and duration of work. There was a poor level of knowledge and attitude; but there was moderate level of positive practice.There was significant statistical association between attitude and education; between practice and education and duration of work. Health education is highly recommended.

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Published
2017-03-03
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