The impact of Functional Literacy Education Programmes on The Preventive Health Practices of The Rural Dwellers of Anambra State, Nigeria.
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The study set out to examine, “The impact of functional literacy education programmes on the preventive health practices of the rural dwellers of Anambra State”. This is with a view to determining the influence of functional literacy education programmes in the improvement of preventive health practices of the rural dwellers of the State. The target population of the study included all the 85 functional literary education centers in the 21 local government areas of Anambra State with a total of 746 participants and 183 facilitators. (Field work survey 2008). Sample survey research design was adopted for the study. Two sets of questionnaire tittled: Functional Literacy Education Programmes; Preventive Health Practices and Structured Oral Interview were conducted on the illiterate respondents, 60 in number. The interview was guided by 29 items generated from the main questionnaire and the results corroborated the responses from the main instrument. See appendix A – D. Available records in all the selected centers in the State were also consulted. Six null hypotheses were tested and all were also rejected. On the basis of the findings, some recommendations were made. Further research studies that need to be carried out were suggested. There is a conclusive evidence from the findings that functional Literacy Programmes helped to enhance the preventive health practices of the rural dwellers of Anambra State who participated in the programmes.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
Literacy Education , Health Practices , Functional Literacy , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education::Nursing education
Mbonu, N.C (2014), The impact of Functional Literacy Education Programmes on The Preventive Health Practices of The Rural Dwellers of Anambra State, Nigeria. A Thesis Submitted to University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies Phd Thesis and Dissertation, 185pp.