Author(s): Godwin Achema, Blessing Onyinye Obialor

Email(s): achemagoddi@gmail.com , godwinachema@yahoo.co.uk

DOI: 10.52711/2349-2996.2024.00010   

Address: Godwin Achema, Blessing Onyinye Obialor
Department of Nursing Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
COVID 19 preventative strategies have been advocated in schools, churches, seminars, billboards, radio jingles, and television commercials to get information to the public; and to enforce compliance. The study aims to assess the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on the health of the individuals in Nabor Settlement of Jos, North Central Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design to collect data from the respondents and a self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive and inferential analytic measures were adopted for the analysis; and to ensure confidentiality and anonymity of the research subjects, appropriate ethical measures were undertaken. The results shows that a greater percentage (98%) among the respondents indicated a good knowledge of COVID-19 prevention measures and the entire participants practiced the prevention measures with 57% using face masks and 28% practicing hand washing; about 85% had tested for COVID-19 infection with 70% indicating a decrease in the number of infections and 28% indicating a reduction in hospitalization as per impact on the health of residents; the hypothesis showed a significant association between compliance to COVID-19 prevention measures and an impact on the health of the residents (Chi-66.8 > Crit. 3.481; P >0.05). The study concluded that COVID-19 prevention measures would have a positive impact on the health of the residents; thereby, reducing infections and hospitalization. Efforts should be put in place to enhance health education and sensitization campaigns in a bid to maintain this positive impact among the residents.


Cite this article:
Godwin Achema, Blessing Onyinye Obialor. Impact of COVID-19 Prevention Strategies on the health of individuals living in Nabor Community in Jos, North Central Nigeria. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2024; 14(1):51-6. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2024.00010

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Godwin Achema, Blessing Onyinye Obialor. Impact of COVID-19 Prevention Strategies on the health of individuals living in Nabor Community in Jos, North Central Nigeria. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2024; 14(1):51-6. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2024.00010   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-14-1-10


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