Abstract
ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF HEALTH CHECK AWARENESS AMONG STAFF OF DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, NIGERIA

David U. Adje* John E. Arute, Felicia O. Williams, Ejiro E. Akpovwovwo, and Chukwuemeka E. Kaine

ABSTRACT

Background: Early detection of diseases through health checks could help reduce complications and mortality from chronic diseases. Adopting preventive health behavior is essential for maintaining a productive workforce. Objective: To access the level of awareness and health check habit among staff of Delta State University and to explore socio-demographic variables affecting health checks. Method: Pretested questionnaires were administered to selected staff from various faculties of the university. Responses were expressed as frequency and percentage. Chi Square test was used to explore association between health check behavior and independent variables. A P value of 0.05 was considered significant. Result: The level of awareness about health checks was high. Health care professionals were the principal source of information about health checks. Blood pressure check was the most predominant health check irrespective of gender. Only 11% of males and 15% of females had ever done a PSA test or a Pap smear test respectively. More than one third of females claim to do regular breast self – examination. More than 90% of females had never done mammogram and only 15% of females had ever had HPV vaccination. Age, gender, educational level, discipline and cadre were found not to be significantly associated with level of health checks awareness. Conclusion: Although there was a high level of awareness of health check among the staff of Delta State University, the actual level of practice was very low.

Keywords: Health checks, Annual medical checkup, Delta State University, Nigeria.


[Full Text Article]

Login





Forgot Password  |  Register

Indexing

Best Paper Awards

European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (EJBPS) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.

Best Article of current issue :

Tangudu Nagabhusana Rao

Download Article : Click here

News & Updation

  • EJBPS NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

    Its Our pleasure to inform you that, EJBPS June 2017 Issue has been Published, Kindly check it on http://www.ejbps.com/ejbps/current_issues

  • JUNE ISSUE PUBLISHED

    JUNE 2017 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 June 2017

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJBPS Received Index Copernicus Value 45.77, due to High Quality Publication in EJBPS at International Level

  • EJBPS New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJBPS Impact Factor has been increased from 3.881 to 4.382 due to high quality Publication at International Level.

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Dear Researcher, Article Invited for Publication  in EJBPS coming Issue.

     

UG/PG/Ph.D Research Publication

Research Scholar of UG/PG/Ph.D can Submit their Research Article/Review Article/Case Study/Short Communication for Publication in EJBPS

Downloads

Copyright From

Covering Letter

                        Author Instruction 
 

PLAGERLUM REPORT