Media Public Enlightenment Programmes on Cervical Cancer and Utilization of Screening Services among Women of Vulnerable-Age Group in Ebonyi State, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated media public enlightenment programmes on cervical cancer and utilization of screening services among women of vulnerable age group in Ebonyi State. Three research questions guided the study which are in line with the research questions. Media no doubt is one of the most suitable medium that can be engaged for the purpose of educating them, thereby ultimately eradicating the menace. This study attempted to find out if women with low level education in semi-urban areas are aware of the disease. Engaging the diffusion of innovation theory and the health belief model for intellectual strength, combined with the multi-stage sampling method under the survey method approach, 300 copies of the questionnaire were administered with 285 returned for analysis. Findings reveal that media public create awareness on the threat of cervical cancer to a high extent, that cervical cancer messages aired through media publicity have a positive impact to vulnerable women of Ebonyi State to an extent and that the extent of utilization of screening services among women of vulnerable age group in Ebonyi State are to a low extent. The study recommends that governments should always encourage and assist in financing broadcasting organization for effective media enlightenment programmes in the state and government should equipped the needed facilities for cervical cancer screening services for the vulnerable age women.
Citation: Kenneth Adibe Nwafor, Nweze Samuel, Simon Ezaka, Cynthia Chisom Ogah, Chinwe Patience Anyachonkeya, Nwafor, Ezinne Comfort, Asogwa Joel (2020), Media Public Enlightenment Programmes on Cervical Cancer and Utilization of Screening Services among Women of Vulnerable-Age Group in Ebonyi State, Nigeria, International Journal of Cancer, Clinical Inventions and Experimental Oncology, Vol.2, No.1, pp.25-37
Pretending To Be Free: Oliver Wendell Holmes As a Victorian Revolutionary (Review Completed - Accepted)
Skeptical of Truth and of its assumed relation to public policy, Oliver Wendell Holmes tended to approve of legislation so long as it adhered to proper procedures. He had no need, unlike is great colleague Brandeis, to evaluate the substance of legislative acts. The entire process, irrational in its premises, was sufficient unto itself. He presumed the legislature reflected the public will, almost always devoid of reason. The judiciary’s sole role was to assess the legislature’s adherence to the rules of legislative procedure as laid out in the Constitution. Judges were arbiters of the rules not of the wisdom of legislation