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Knowledge and Attitude toward Zika Virus Disease among Pregnant Women in Iloilo City, Philippines

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dc.contributor.author Ricamonte, Blanche Therese
dc.contributor.author Jover, Christela Claire
dc.contributor.author Oducado, Ryan Michael
dc.contributor.author Ngitngit, Emmi Jane
dc.contributor.author Hiponia, Andrea Yvone
dc.contributor.author Macables, Grant Hill
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-11T19:34:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-11T19:34:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10697
dc.description.abstract The recent outbreak of Zika Virus Disease (ZVD) has caused global and local public health concerns especially among pregnant women and women of reproductive age. A descriptive-correlational survey was conducted to determine the knowledge and attitude toward ZVD among pregnant women in Iloilo City. Using a validated self-completion questionnaire, a total of 102 women seeking prenatal consultation in District Health Centers in Iloilo City were conveniently chosen as study participants. Descriptive and non-parametric inferential statistical tools were employed to analyze the data. Results indicated that the most common sources of information about ZVD were the television and radio. Majority of pregnant women had low level of knowledge but had positive attitude toward ZVD. Only a few knew that the disease can spread through sexual contact. While many pregnant women felt that ZVD is a serious disease that can cause serious problems to their babies, only a little more than half believed that they are susceptible of acquiring the disease. A significant relationship was found between knowledge about ZVD and attitude toward the disease. The findings suggest that public health intervention programs must address knowledge gaps and focus on correcting misconceptions to raise awareness and promote favorable attitude toward ZVD. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject.classification public health en_US
dc.title Knowledge and Attitude toward Zika Virus Disease among Pregnant Women in Iloilo City, Philippines en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Quantitative en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries College of Nursing, West Visayas State University en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Public Health Research en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 115-120 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 5 en_US

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