Assessment Knowledge of Pregnant Women about Gestational Diabetes in Primary Health Care Centers at Al Nassiriya City/Iraq

Doaa Sami Rashash


Background: The American Diabetes Association (ADM) certified that the Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) was separated any grade of the intolerance of glucose with a nonset or fist recognition at the time of pregnancy. Objectives: The study aims at assessing the knowledge of pregnant women of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), which includes screening importance, risk factors and post- partum follow-up. Methodology: A sample of 50 women was selected from primary health care centers in Nasiriyah. The data was collected by interviewing women. The questionnaire was designed and consisted of demographic components and variables and risk factors that contribute to gestational diabetes to pregnant women. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was determined by conducting a pilot study. Statistical and statistical procedures were used to analyze the data. Results: The study results showed that most of them ranging from age (21-25) years and the highest proportion of them graduated from primary school and less, most of them housewives with enough to some extent. There were statistically important variances between the knowledge of pregnant women about gestational diabetes and demographic data at a value of p less than 0.05. Recommendations:  Visit prenatal clinics until late pregnancy, meaning that there is little chance to educate illness on GDM and how they can help prevent it. While doctors are proactively trying to change this, the results of this study suggest that continuing education is necessary to improve awareness of GDM, and early prenatal education is likely to be important and that the Department of Health is setting up workshops on pregnancy. Nurses midwives at primary health care center

Keywords: Assessment, Knowledge, Pregnant, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

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