Socio-Demographic Issues and Health-Related Quality of Life among Inmates of a Correctional Center in Southwest Nigeria

Authors : OMITOGUN, Ezekiel Olusola; ADEMOLA, Shafiu Adewole; OMITOGUN, Omolola Morenikeji; OSITELU, Lateefat Abosede; OMIRIN, Taiwo Christianah; AINA, Joseph Olaniyi

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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Health is an essential aspect of life but the steady increase in the number of inmates in correctional centres continues to pose a series of challenges to them thus having significant effects on their overall quality of life (QoL). This study investigated the health-related quality of life (HQoL) among inmates of a correctional centre in Southwest Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was employed for the study and the target population was the inmates of Abeokuta Maximum Correctional Center. An adapted questionnaire on the quality of life index was used to collect data from 223 respondents who participated in the study. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistical tools and results were presented in tables.The study concluded that respondents’ quality of life was significantly low hence, more programmes that can promote inmates’ health status were suggested.

Keywords : Correctional Center, Health, Inmates, Jail, Offenders, Prison, Quality of Life, Socio-Demographic Characteristics.


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