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ERIC Number: EJ1103254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Sources of Malaria Information among Pregnant Women in Ebonyi State and Implications for Malaria Health Education
Amari-Omaka, Lois Nnenna; Obande-Ogbuinya, Nkiru Edith
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n15 p33-39 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine sources of malaria information among pregnant women in Ebonyi state and implications for malaria education. The cross sectional research design was adopted and stratified sampling technique was used to select a total of five hundred and four (504) pregnant women from 12 hospitals in the state. A self structured and validated questionnaire was used for data collection. Pearson product moment was used to test the reliability of the instrument (r = 0.83). While frequency counts and percentages were used to analyze data, chi-square was used to test the proposed hypothesis at .05 level of Significance. Results from the study showed that radio was indicated as the highest source of malaria information followed by television and antenatal clinics. Significant difference was observed in the sources of malaria information among urban and rural pregnant women. However, no significant difference was seen among women of different educational levels as regards sources of malaria information. Based on these findings it was recommended among others that health workers should make effective use of the media in the dissemination of health information. Hence malaria education programme via all aspects of the media (radio, television, and print) should be encouraged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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