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Mapping knowledge management resources of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) among people living in rural and urban settings of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Bolarinwa OA, Ameen HA, Durowade KA, Akande TM - Pan Afr Med J (2014)

Bottom Line: The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Health University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria.

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Introduction: Lack of access to information and knowledge about mother and child health was identified as a major contributor to poor maternal and child health in Nigeria. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has recognized mapping the knowledge management of Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) as one of the major strategies to be deployed in improving the health of these vulnerable groups. The main aim of this study is to map the knowledge management resources of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in rural and urban settings of Ilorin West LGA of Kwara state Nigeria.

Methods: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a comparative analysis of findings from urban and rural settings. Epi-mapping was used to carve out the LGA and map responses. The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.

Results: The study showed that traditional leader was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents while documentation accounts for the main MNCH knowledge preservation for the rural (40.6%) and the urban (50%) dwellers. Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.

Conclusion: It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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Figure 0001: Map showing cultural ways of obtaining MNCH knowledge in rural and urban clusters

Mentions: The age distribution of rural location is skewed towards elderly age group (44.1%) while the urban population was predominantly young adults (34.6%) and middle age (35.4%), with a p value of 0.00023169 (Table 1). There was no significant difference between the sex distribution of the two locations (p=0.65866). There was however difference in marital status of the respondents in the rural and urban areas (p=0.00000234) with more unmarried respondents in the urban (25.4%) than the rural (1.8%) areas. There was also significant difference (p=0.00000000001) in the literacy level of both areas with over 80% of illiteracy level observed in the rural area as opposed to 41.5% illiteracy level in the urban area. Traditional leader through the traditional town announcer was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents. There is no difference in the traditional route of obtaining information in both areas (p=0.13623331). Other routes recognized by the study as sources of obtaining general health information in both settings were through elderly members, religious routes and other family sources (Figure 1).


Mapping knowledge management resources of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) among people living in rural and urban settings of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Bolarinwa OA, Ameen HA, Durowade KA, Akande TM - Pan Afr Med J (2014)

Map showing cultural ways of obtaining MNCH knowledge in rural and urban clusters
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4048672&req=5

Figure 0001: Map showing cultural ways of obtaining MNCH knowledge in rural and urban clusters
Mentions: The age distribution of rural location is skewed towards elderly age group (44.1%) while the urban population was predominantly young adults (34.6%) and middle age (35.4%), with a p value of 0.00023169 (Table 1). There was no significant difference between the sex distribution of the two locations (p=0.65866). There was however difference in marital status of the respondents in the rural and urban areas (p=0.00000234) with more unmarried respondents in the urban (25.4%) than the rural (1.8%) areas. There was also significant difference (p=0.00000000001) in the literacy level of both areas with over 80% of illiteracy level observed in the rural area as opposed to 41.5% illiteracy level in the urban area. Traditional leader through the traditional town announcer was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents. There is no difference in the traditional route of obtaining information in both areas (p=0.13623331). Other routes recognized by the study as sources of obtaining general health information in both settings were through elderly members, religious routes and other family sources (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Health University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Lack of access to information and knowledge about mother and child health was identified as a major contributor to poor maternal and child health in Nigeria. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has recognized mapping the knowledge management of Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) as one of the major strategies to be deployed in improving the health of these vulnerable groups. The main aim of this study is to map the knowledge management resources of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in rural and urban settings of Ilorin West LGA of Kwara state Nigeria.

Methods: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a comparative analysis of findings from urban and rural settings. Epi-mapping was used to carve out the LGA and map responses. The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.

Results: The study showed that traditional leader was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents while documentation accounts for the main MNCH knowledge preservation for the rural (40.6%) and the urban (50%) dwellers. Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.

Conclusion: It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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