The Awareness and Utilization Levels of Bibliotherapy by Medical and Library Personnel in Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
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This paper presents the findings of a study that examined the awareness an utilization levels of bibliotherapy by medical and library personnel in Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Sample of 100 respondents was randomlj selected from the hospitaL Three complementary methods were used for collecting primary data questionnaire, interview and direct observation. Data collected were categorized analyzed and presented in tables and percentages. It was found that th level of awareness about bibliotherapy in Yaba Psychiatric Hospital was fairly high. However, the level of utilization of bibliotherapeutic materials was very low. Some 0 the factors that hindered the use of bibliotherapy materials include inadequate knowledge of bibliotherapy, inaccessibility of relevant materials, and preference fI chemotherapy. It is recommended that the management Board of Yaba Psychiatri Hospital should make specific annual allocation for developing and maintaining efficient and effective patient library services. Awareness and utilization levels bibliotherapy should be increased through regular workshops, seminars, conferenc and case studies presentations. It is also recommended that bibliotherapy should introduced into the curriculum of medical and nursing schools in Nigeria.
Library Personnel , Psychiatric Hospital , Lagos, Nigeria , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Library and information science
Anasi, S.N (2008). The Awareness and Utilization Levels of Bibliotherapy by Medical and Library Personnel in Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Borno Library, Archival and Information Science Journal, Vol.7(1),