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Knowledge and Attitude of Antenatal Care Among Females in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Knowledge and Attitude of Antenatal Care Among Females in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Rayan G Albarakati*, Mohammad Jazi Alharbi, Abdulrazaq Ibrahim Alshail and Abdullah Ahmed Alyousef

Abstract

Background: Antenatal care (ANC) is the care provided to a pregnant woman from the time that conception is confirmed until the beginning of labor. Antenatal care aims to assist the woman in remaining healthy and thus aiding the health of the unborn baby.

Aim: To assess the knowledge, the attitude of females in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia, about Antenatal care.

Methods: This is an observational, cross-sectional study conducted at Majmaah University in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia. The study included women who were working or studying at Majmaah University and wives of employees at Majmaah University. A questionnaire was used to evaluate knowledge, attitude about antenatal care of women.

Results: The level of knowledge of antenatal care among participants was excellent among 61.5% of participants. The attitude of women regarding antenatal care was positive in 57.8% of the participants; age significantly affected the level of knowledge and attitude.

Conclusion: There was an adequate knowledge among women in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia regarding antenatal care is adequate. Women had a positive attitude towards antenatal care. Age was affecting the level of knowledge and attitude.

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