Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya

Siti Nur Hidayah Adznam, Razalee Sedek, Zalifah Mohd Kasim

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Abstract

Anaemia during pregnancy is a common problem which affects both the mother's and her child's health. The aim of this study was to determine knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. This study was also been carried out to identify the relationship between knowledge according to socio-demographic and antenatal characteristics. A total of 370 subjects were participated in this study. Subjects comprised of pregnant women who attended four health clinics in Putrajaya to undergo first antenatal visit for the current pregnancy. Socio-demographic information, antenatal characteristics and knowledge related to anaemia were collected using questionnaires. Blood samples were taken to identify hemoglobin level of subjects using Sysmex Hematology Analyzer machine (Sysmex Europe GmbH). The mean age of subjects was 30.2 ± 4.2 years and the mean hemoglobin level was 12.1 ± 4.8±g/dL. The median score for subject's knowledge towards anaemia was 84.2 corresponding to a high level of anaemia knowledge. Result of this study revealed that 55.7% of subjects had high knowledge on anaemia during pregnancy while 28.6% had moderate knowledge followed by 15.7% with low knowledge score. Most subjects correctly answered the general questions on the survey but under the assumption regarding the cause of anaemia. They were also lacking in knowledge regarding the risks of anaemia. Knowledge score was significantly associated with gestational week (p<0.05) and number of children (p<0.01) while there were no significant association with others characteristics. Improvement of anaemia knowledge is the most relevant step to ensure the practice and attitude of subjects towards anaemia are at its optimum level during pregnancy. The results of this study have identified specific areas of health education for pregnant women with regard to anaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1940
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416321
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2018
Event2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

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Other2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period12/7/1713/7/17

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education

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Adznam, S. N. H., Sedek, R., & Mohd Kasim, Z. (2018). Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1940). [020104] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028019

Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. / Adznam, Siti Nur Hidayah; Sedek, Razalee; Mohd Kasim, Zalifah.

2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 020104.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adznam, SNH, Sedek, R & Mohd Kasim, Z 2018, Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. in 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1940, 020104, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor, Malaysia, 12/7/17. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028019
Adznam SNH, Sedek R, Mohd Kasim Z. Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 020104 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028019
Adznam, Siti Nur Hidayah ; Sedek, Razalee ; Mohd Kasim, Zalifah. / Assessment of knowledge level on anaemia among pregnant women in Putrajaya. 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018.
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