Utilization and Perception of Primary Eye Care Services at the Ogudu Primary Health Centre by Staff of Kosofe Local Government Secretariat, Lagos State, Nigeria
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Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine
Aim: To determine the level of utilization and perception of primary eye care services at the Ogudu primary health centre by Kosofe Local Government Secretariat staff. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study carried out among Kosofe Local Government Secretariat staff. Ethical approval for the study was granted by the Health Research and Ethics Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital. All willing and consenting staff of the secretariat were enrolled in the study. Data were collected using semi- structured, interviewer administered questionnaires and analyzed using Epi Info 220.127.116.11 statistical software. Results: A total of 416 respondents participated in the study out of which 222 (53.7%) were males and 194 (46.3%) were females. The mean age of the respondents was 36.3 + 9.7 years and the age range was from 17 to 65 years. Majority (96.8%) of respondents had presented at the eye clinic at one time or the other. Most respondents (97.1%) were satisfied with the cost of eye care services, 82.6%expressed satisfaction with the short waiting time, 52.3% were satisfied with the overall eye care services rendered at eye clinic while 54.4% of the respondents will recommend the eye clinic to people. The major areas of dissatisfaction were poor toilet facility, lack of eye drops at the clinic pharmacy, inability of the clinic to dispense prescribed glasses and lack of adequate equipment. Conclusion: Majority of the respondents had utilized the eye care service and about half were satisfied with the quality of eye care service received. Evaluation of patients' assessment and perception of eye care services should be done periodically to improve and strengthen the quality of health care delivery. Key words: Utilization, perception, primary eye care services, Ogudu, Kosofe.
Utilization , Perception , Primary eye care services , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ikuomenisan SJ, Aribaba OT, Musa KO. Utilization and Perception of Primary Eye Care Services at the Ogudu Primary Health Centre by Staff of Kosofe Local Government Secretariat, Lagos State, Nigeria. Nig. Qt J. Hosp. Med 2017;27(1): 677-682