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Effect of Health Education Interventions on Knowledge Of Malaria Prevention Among Pregnant Women In Selected Hospitals In Oyo State, Nigeria (Published)

The study examined the effect of health education interventions on knowledge of malaria prevention among pregnant women in selected hospitals in Oyo State, Nigeria. The research design adopted for this study was the quasi-experimental design. The population of this study was pregnant women who were attending antenatal clinics in the selected health care facilities in Oyo State, Nigeria. The sample size formula was used to derive 80 respondents. A multi stage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents for the study. The instrument used for the pre and post-intervention was a structured questionnaire. The face and content validity of the instrument was ensured by experts in Public Health. The collection of data was done in three phases: the baseline or pre-intervention phase which was for one week; the immediate post-intervention was for eight weeks (intervention was between the 3rd to 10th week), and the third phase which was the outcome evaluation at the 12th week follow up. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data computation. The result revealed that respondents’ knowledge on malaria prevention among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in selected hospitals was low at the pre-intervention stage for both the experimental group and the control group. However, the knowledge increased significantly at the immediate post intervention and at the 12th week follow-up for the experimental group while the control group remained the same. It was recommended among others that nurses should regularly organise health education on malaria prevention for pregnant women attending antenatal clinics.

Citation: Adeniji, Oluwakemi I.  and Akinboye, Dora O. (2022)   Effect of Health Education Interventions on Knowledge Of Malaria Prevention Among Pregnant Women In Selected Hospitals In Oyo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 7, No.2, pp.9-18

 

 

Keywords: Health Education Intervention, Knowledge, Pregnant Women, malaria prevention

Early Mortality of Spouses (Published)

This study investigated the cause of early mortality of spouses in Ogun State, Nigeria. Two thousand respondents of age below 50 specifically 20-49 surviving spouses were selected for the study, using a purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was on Cause of Death Inventory. Demographic characteristics of the respondents were carried out on Age and that of the deceased at the time of death, sex, occupation and the Cause of Early Death of respondent’s spouses was analyzed using Percentages to describe the data. The study found that the main cause of early death of spouses in Ogun State was sudden death/cardiac arrest 42.8% (858) followed by accident 644(32.2%)terminal illness 296(14.8%), witchcraft 84(4.2%), genotype (SS) 48(2.4%), suicide 28(1.4%), carelessness 32(1.6%) and hereditary 12(06%). The study thus recommended that people should be going for regular medical checkup even  when they are not sick, consult their physician when they notice any strange things or feelings in their body, people should avoid anger, worry and take life generally easy, people should avoid violations of safety rules and avoid alcohol consumption when driving, people should not over work, rest  when fatigue, people should be very close to their creator by praying fervently, people should know their genotype before getting married to avoid giving birth to(SS)children ,people should   take seriously every suicidal threat or act, people should not be careless about their health and to engage in regular exercises.

Keywords: Cause of Early Mortality, Health Education Intervention, Spouse

Health Education Intervention on the Causes of Early Mortality of Spouses in Ogun State, Nigeria (Published)

This study investigated the cause of early mortality of spouses in Ogun State, Nigeria .There is a trauma on the health of the concerned indigene of  the state on the rate early death of young spouses. Two thousand respondents of age below 50 specifically 20-49 surviving spouses were  selected  for the study, using a purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was on Cause of Death Inventory. Demographic characteristics of the respondents were carried out on Age and that of the deceased at the time of death, sex, occupation and the Cause of Early Death of respondent’s spouses was analyzed using Percentages to describe the data. The study found that the main cause of early death of spouses in Ogun State was sudden death/cardiac arrest 42.8% (858) followed by accident 644(32.2%)terminal illness 296(14.8%), witchcraft 84(4.2%), genotype (SS) 48(2.4%), suicide 28(1.4%), carelessness 32(1.6%) and hereditary 12(06%). The study thus recommended that people should be going for regular medical checkup even  when they are not sick, consult their physician when they notice any strange things or feelings in their body, people should avoid anger, worry and take life generally easy, people should avoid violations of safety rules and avoid alcohol consumption when driving, people should not over work, rest  when fatigue, people should be very close to their creator by praying fervently, people should know their genotype before getting married to avoid giving birth to(SS)children ,people should   take seriously every suicidal threat or act, people should not be careless about their health and to engage in regular exercises.

Keywords: Cause of Early Mortality, Health Education Intervention, Spouse