Pregnant Women’s Knowledge Regarding Telemedicine as Antenatal Care Strategy during Corona Pandemic

Document Type : Original Article


1 Clinical instructor, Lecturer of Maternity and Neonatal

2 Professor, Lecturer of Maternity and Neonatal

3 Assistant Professor, Lecturer of Maternity and Neonatal

4 Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Egypt.


Background: A COVID-19 pandemic is emerging infections and a horrible disease has been
shown to have a fatal impact on pregnant women and their fetuses. Telemedicine has become vital
to ensure safe and effective health for maternal and fetal conditions. Aim: assess pregnant women’s
knowledge regarding telemedicine to be used as antenatal care strategy during corona pandemic.
Research Design: A descriptive exploratory design was utilized to conduct this study. Setting: The
study was conducted in the Ante Natal Outpatient Clinic at Ain Shams University Maternity
Hospital. Sample: Convenient sample consisted of 368 women from the previous mentioned setting.
Tools: tool was used; structured interviewing questionnaire was used to assess general
characteristics, medical and family history, obstetric history, and pregnant women’s knowledge
regarding telemedicine. Result: the current study revealed that 53.3% of studied sample had good
knowledge about telemedicine. Conclusion: The present study was concluded that about half of
pregnant women had satisfactory knowledge regarding telemedicine. Moreover, there was a high
statistical significant relation between studied sample knowledge and their educational level with p
value <0.001, also there is significance relation between knowledge and family income with p-value
0.010. Recommendation: Awareness programs should be developed up to raise women's
knowledge regarding telemedicine services & Application of instructional guideline to healthcare
providers to improve Obstetric services access via telemedicine after COVID-19 Further
researches: evaluate the effect of educational programs regard telemedicine in reducing maternal
mortality and morbidity among pregnant women during COVID19.