Title : Knowledge and attitude regarding toxoplasmosis among pregnant women attending at antenatal clinic banadir hospital , mogadishu, Somalia
Background: Toxoplasmosis is a common condition that occurs worldwide in most birds and warm-blooded mammals, including humans. In most cases, toxoplasmosis does not have any symptoms. This is because a healthy immune system is usually able to defend the body from the parasite and prevent it from causing illness.
Objectives : The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude toxoplasmosis among pregnant woman attending at ANC Benadir Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia.
Methodology : A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women attending at Banadir hospital ANC with sample size of 352 and purposive non-purposive sampling technique was used, structured questionnaire was used for data collection and data was analyzed by using SPSS (20).
Result : The Study was found that the majority of women 51.7% had average level of knowledge regarding toxoplasmosis, while majority of studied 79.5% had positive attitude and 20.5 negative attitude. A significant moderate positive correlation was found between knowledge and attitude of pregnant women which means that women who had a good knowledge were having positive attitude,
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, pregnant women had average knowledge toward toxoplasmosis. Study recommended to reduce complication of toxoplasmosis to the pregnant women pregnant women should provide an educational program about toxoplasmosis infection and measures of prevention.
Key words: Knowledge , attitude, Toxoplasmosis , Antenatal clinic