Attitude of pregnant women towards prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS

  • Emenike N Anyaegbunam, Ph.D Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State
  • Benjamin E Nwani Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State
  • Dominic Udechukwu Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, attitude of pregnant women, educational levels, d prevention of mother to child transmission

Abstract

This study examined the attitude of pregnant women toward prevention of mother to child transmission
(PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS in Anambra state. A sample of 360 pregnant women was selected from Anambra
state. A 12-item structured questionnaire developed and validated by the researcher was used for data
collection. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Mean, standard deviation and two-way
analysis of variance statistics showed that there is significant main effect of education level on attitude
toward PMTCT, P = .005. Also, there is significant main effect of location on attitude toward PMTCT, P= .001. The outcome of the study has implication for pregnant women, psychologists/counsellors, and healthcare workers. Discussion was based on the need to make PMTCT an integral part of antenatal programme

Author Biographies

Benjamin E Nwani, Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State

Department of Psychology

Dominic Udechukwu, Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State

Department of Psychology

Published
2018-09-15
Section
Articles