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Study of Pertussis Disease in Al-Hashimiya District / Babylon Governorate or The Years 2009 – 2013

Authors: Makki Hassan Kadhum --- Nahida Mohammed Al-Janabi
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Issue: 4 Pages: 882-890
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Objectives of this study to identify occurrence of pertussis disease and vaccination status of affected children through the period from 2009-2013 in Al–Hashimiya district and to study the association between the disease and vaccination status with some related variable. This study was a descriptive, retrospective study, carried out during the period from 9th January 2014 till 10th of March 2014. The study sample was (755) cases of affected children with pertussis disease.The results indicated that the majority of registered cases was reported at the first year (2009) and they are accounted 257(34%), the majority of registered cases was reported at AL- Midhatyia 319(42.3%). Age groups and Gender, they are accounted non significant differences, the higher percentage of registration cases were reported at rural areas 415(55%), the majority of registration cases were reported as illiterate 452(59.9%). The present study showed that 458(60.7%) of patients were vaccinated with DPT vaccine. This study revealed that highly significant differences are registered at P<0.01 concerning the relationships of vaccinated children with DPT vaccine according to some related variables (years , and Al-Hashimiya district areas).


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Effectiveness of Health Education on The Knowledge of The Mothers Toward Pertussis Disease and Vaccination in Al-Hashimiya District - Babylon Governorate

Authors: Makki Hasan Kadhim --- Nahida Mohammed Al Janabi
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2015 Volume: 12 Issue: 1 Pages: 283-292
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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The aim of this study is to study effectiveness of health education on the knowledge of the mothers toward pertussis disease and vaccination.A descriptive, cross-sectional study, carried out during the period from 9th January till 10th of March 2014. Data were collected by the researcher, by using a special questionnaire format was constructed for this purpose, The sample of the study was 150 mothers visit Al-Hashimiya health centers. The results of the study shows that the majority of the participants 63 (42%) were between age groups (20 – 29) years, 148 (98.7%) were reported as married, related to the education 78 (52%) were read-write and primary, the majority of the sample are "Housewife", and they accounted 139 (92.7%). Additionally, the results have indicated that there are highly significant differences for all items of mothers knowledge concerning pertussis disease at pre-post test period. Regarding to source of information the results indicated that the mothers answered with health employees at pre-test were 125 (83.3%), while the mothers answered with health employees at post-test period were 142 (94.7%).

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