EFFECT OF A NURSE-LED INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE OF PMTCT AMONG MOTHERS LIVING WITH HIV ATTENDING TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN ONDO-STATE

EFFECT OF A NURSE-LED INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE OF PMTCT AMONG MOTHERS LIVING WITH HIV ATTENDING TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN ONDO-STATE

Author by Prof. Christiana Sowunmi

Journal/Publisher: African Journal Of Health, Nursing And Midwifery

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 11

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Background: Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) continues to be the major

source of HIV infection and the cause of maternal and fetal/infant mortality in Nigeria and

other developing nations of the world. The study assessed the effect of a nurse-led

intervention on knowledge of Prevention of MTCT of HIV among mothers living with HIV

attending tertiary hospitals in Ondo State. Methods: This study adopted a pretest-posttest

quasi-experimental research design. One hundred and sixteen (116) respondents participated

in the study; 40 respondents served as the control group and 76 respondents in the

experimental group. Descriptive analysis and inferential statistics were utilized to generate

findings at 0.05 level of significance. Results: Findings from the study revealed that the

participants had fair knowledge generally on the subject matter pre-intervention. There was

knowledge gain among the experimental group on HIV/AIDS and PMTCT as revealed by

mean gain of 2.03 and 3.31 respectively. There were significant differences between the pre

and post intervention mean score knowledge of mothers living positively on HIV/AIDS and on

PMTCT evidenced by p< 0>

intervention on knowledge utilized in this study enhanced the knowledge of mothers living

positively with HIV. Therefore knowledge-based programmes should be included in various

PMTCT packages and periodic evaluation to reveal the effectiveness of health education.


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