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Perception and attitudes towards preventives of malaria infection during pregnancy in Enugu State, Nigeria

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Title
Perception and attitudes towards preventives of malaria infection during pregnancy in Enugu State, Nigeria
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Journal of Health, Population, & Nutrition, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s41043-015-0033-x
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Nkechi G. Onyeneho, Ngozi Idemili-Aronu, Ijeoma Igwe, Felicia U. Iremeka

Abstract

The objective of this study is to explore and document perceptions and attitude associated with uptake of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy infection during pregnancy in Enugu State, Nigeria. This is a cross-sectional study in three local government areas in Enugu State to identify the people's perceptions and attitudes towards sleeping under insecticide-treated bednets and uptake of recommended doses of intermittent presumptive treatment during pregnancy. In-depth interview guides were employed to collect data from health workers and mothers who delivered within 6 months preceding the study, while focus group discussion guides were employed in collecting data from grandmothers and fathers of children born within 6 months preceding the study. The people expressed fairly good knowledge of malaria, having lived in the malaria-endemic communities. However, some were ignorant on what should be done to prevent malaria in pregnancy. Those who were aware of the use of insecticide-treated bednets and intermittent presumptive treatment during pregnancy however lamented the attitude of the health workers, who make access to these interventions difficult. Efforts to prevent malaria in pregnancy should focus on providing health education to pregnant women and their partners, who reinforce what the women are told during antenatal care. The attitude of health workers towards patients, who need these interventions, should be targeted for change.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 109 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 36%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 39%
Social Sciences 17 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 18 16%

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