Factors Associated with Utilization of Insecticide Treated Net among Pregnant and Nursing Mothers in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State


Authors : Oyerinde, Oyewole Olusesan; Ogunsanwo Oluwatosin; Babalola Funmilola; Adeoye Bolade; Oyerinde Oluwayemisi I; Kilanko AkinKunmi; Olaoye Titilayo Abike

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6417858

Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) is an effective tool to prevent mortality rate caused by Malaria in the world and especially in the Sub-Saharan region. Therefore, this study assessed associated factors affecting utilisation of insecticide treated nets among pregnant and nursing mothers in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state. The study was a descriptive survey. A simple convenient technique was used to select a total of 230 respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data on and results were presented in tables and bar charts. The mean age was 31.33±8.15 and the highest 57(24.8%) aged group was 25-29yrs. Many 30.9% were in their second pregnancy while 31.7% came to the clinic with their second child. The factors affecting utilisation of Insecticide Treated Net (ITNs) were cultural 147(60%), because majority 88% believed that net is used to cover dead body during “line in state”, socio economic factor 100(43.5%), environmental factors 70.5% and lack of information (71.3%) on the efficacy and effectiveness of ITNS and distribution of ITNs by the government was not adequate (81.1%). In-conclusion utilisation of ITNs was low in the study area. Lack of information and environmental conditions were significant (p<0.05) factors affecting utilisation. Therefore, it was recommended that ITNs must be administered combined with health education in order to achieve a change in community behavioural practices.

Keywords : Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs), Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), utilisation of ITNs, Malaria and Net, Factors affecting utilisation of ITNS.

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