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 (University of Lagos)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of insecticide treated nets (ITN) initiative for pregnant women at Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. The sample used for 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 using purposive sampling technique. Insecticide Treated Nets Assessment Questionnaires (ITNAQ) was used to elicit opinion from respondents.The test retest reliability value obtained for the instrument using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient was 0.86. Data was analysed using frequency counts and percentage for demographic data while Chi-square was employed in determining the level of significance between the hypothesized and observed values at 0.05 alpha level. The result of the findings revealed that Insecticide Treated Nets Initiative have significant influence on health status, health awareness and also reduces maternal mortality and morbidity among pregnant women. The study recommended that government and stakeholders in health promotion should provide insecticide treated nets to people and also create awareness on the importance of it to the general populace which will thereby reduce the scourge of malaria.
Effectiveness , Pregnant women , Insecticide-Treated Nets , Mortality , 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.