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Famuyiwa S A, Ogundokun F M, Oloruntegbe S D. Effect of Disease Education on Knowledge and Attitude of Nursing Mothers towards Typhoid Prevention in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. JSBCH 2022; 6 (1) :826-834
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1- Department of Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. , famrem01@gmail.com
2- Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
3- Department of Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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 Background: Typhoid fever is a disease is most predominant with great mortality among children of under five years of age especially in low and middle income countries where poor sanitation and poor hygiene lead to transmission of the disease. This study is focused on determining the effects of disease education on knowledge and attitude towards typhoid prevention among nursing mothers in Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo state.
Methods: The research design for this study was pretest-protest control group, quasi-experimental research design using 2×2 factorial matrix.  The study used factorial matrix design based on the fact that the study involved the use of independent variables at two levels; treatment and control. Moderating variable of educational background at two levels (none formal education and formal education), multistage sampling procedure was adopted to select participants of two hundred (200) registered nursing mothers as sample. A self-developed questionnaire was used for data collection with reliability value of 0.72. the inferential statistics of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level.
Result: The result from the study revealed that there was significant main effect of treatment on knowledge and attitude of nursing mothers towards typhoid prevention among nursingnmothers  in Akinyele Local Government, Oyo State with (F(1/170) = 12.82, p <.05, ɳ2 = 0.07). (F(1/170) = 271.99, p <.05, ɳ2= 0.62) respectively.
Conclusion: It was concluded that disease education was very effective and has positive influence in improving the knowledge and attitude of nursing mothers towards typhoid prevention in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State., Recommendation was made that there is need for massive health education campaign to educate the  nursing mothers and generality of the populace by governmental and non-governmental agencies to correct the wrong perception they have about malaria and typhoid fever for effective prevention, treatment and control of the diseases.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Education & Health
Received: 2022/04/21 | Accepted: 2022/05/30 | Published: 2022/06/1

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