Perception of Pregnant Women on Effectiveness of Insecticide —treated Nets Initiative In Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State
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Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education
The purpose ofthis study was to investigate the effectiveness ofinsecticide treated nets (ITN) initiativefor pregnant women at Kosofe Local Government Area ofLagos State. The sample usedfor this study was two hundred and ten (n-210) pregnant women registered in various health centers and hospitals in the Local Government. The descriptive survey design was used and the respondents were selected usingpurposive sampling technique. Insecticide Treated Nets Assessment Questionnaires (ITNAQ) was used to elicit opinionfrom respondents. The test retest reliability value obtainedfor the instrument using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient was 0.86. Data was analysed usingfrequency counts andpercentage for demographic data while Chi-square wasemployed in determining the level ofsignificance between the hypothesized and observed values at 0.05 alpha level. The result ofthefindings revealed that Insecticide Treated Nets Initiative have significant influence on health status, health awareness and also reduces maternal mortality and morbidity amongpregnant women. The study recommended that government and stakeholders in health promotion shouldprovide insecticide treated nets to people and also create awareness on the importance of it to the generalpopulace which will thereby reduce the scourge ofmalaria.
effectiveness , mortality , insecticide treated-nets , pregnant women , malaria , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Fasoranti, A.J., Ajibola, G.S. & Sam-Odutola, O.M. (2016). Perception of Pregnant Women on Effectiveness of Insecticide Treated Nets Initiative in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education, 3 (1), 33-41.