Knowledge and Perception of Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia among Pregnant Women attending Antenatal Clinic in a State Hospital, Ogun State, Nigeria

https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-752

Authors

  • Olabisi OM Department of Nursing University of Ibadan
  • Olowolagba FR School of Nursing Ilaro, Ogun State College of Nursing.
  • Olatunji-Adewunmi OP
  • Akinsoji FM School of Nursing Ilaro, College of Nursing Sciences Ogun State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, knowledge, perception, pregnant women

Abstract

Background: Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia are among the top three causes of maternal mortality worldwide. This study assessed the knowledge and perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic in a State hospital in Ogun state, Nigeria.

Method: It was a quasi-experimental study conducted among 51 mild COVID-19 cases enrolled for the study in Hamdala isolation center from 27th October, 2020 to 20th May, 2021. The outcome variables were viral clearance, resolution of symptoms and duration of hospital stay from the commencement of the different treatment regimen at level of significance P < 0.05 and effect size (Cohen’s D 0.2= small, 0.5=medium and ≥0.8 = large).

Result: The results show that 210(52.6%) of the study respondents are between the age group 26-35 years. Two hundred and eighty-eight (72.2%) participants had poor knowledge of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and 207(51.8%) of participants had poor perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Factors such as age group, and educational status, are significantly associated with knowledge and perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (p <.0.05).

Conclusion: The study shows that majority of the respondents have poor knowledge (72.2%) and poor perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, with factors such as age group, and educational status, having significant association with knowledge and perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Therefore, nurses are to intensify their efforts in health educating pregnant women on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in a simple language they can comprehend. This will go a long way in improving women's knowledge and perception of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.

Author Biographies

Olowolagba FR, School of Nursing Ilaro, Ogun State College of Nursing.

A Registered Nurse and a Nursing Officer

Olatunji-Adewunmi OP

Registered Nurse, BNSc holder and Msc (Community Health Nursing)

Akinsoji FM, School of Nursing Ilaro, College of Nursing Sciences Ogun State, Nigeria

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife,  Registered  Public Health, Registered Nurse Educator,  BNSc holder

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2024-01-15

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Oluseye, O., Olowolagba, F., Oluwakemi, O.-A., & Akinsoji, F. (2024). Knowledge and Perception of Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia among Pregnant Women attending Antenatal Clinic in a State Hospital, Ogun State, Nigeria: https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-752. The Nigerian Health Journal, 23(4), 952–960. Retrieved from https://tnhjph.com/index.php/tnhj/article/view/752

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