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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-42

Knowledge on PPTCT program among married women in an urban community of Imphal West, Manipur


1 Department of Community Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
3 Department of OBG, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanayaima H Devi
Department of Community Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal - 795 004
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.116636

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Objectives: To assess the knowledge of Preventions of parent to child transmission (PPTCT) among married women and to assess the association between knowledge level with some important variables. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted during September to December 2010 among married women between the age group of 18-45 years in an urban community of Imphal West, Manipur. After taking an informed consent, a face to face interview was conducted using a pretested, predesigned structured questionnaire. Chi-square test was used for analysis. Results: Only one third of the study population had adequate knowledge on PPTCT program with the mean score of 6.4 ± 2.5 (range; 1 to 12) out of total 14 score. All of them had heard of HIV/AIDS however, only 58% knew PPTCT program. Knowledge of the respondents was significantly associated with age and parity. Conclusion: Only one third of the participants have adequate knowledge on PPTCT. Information, education and communication effort to increase awareness about PPTCT program among married women is urgently needed to reduce this deadly disease among children.


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