E-ISSN 2576-3741
 

Original Research (Original Article) 


Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi.

Abstract
Aims and Objectives: The emergence of the Lassa fever (LF) epidemic in many states in Nigeria necessitates that health care providers should have comprehensive knowledge about LF. This study therefore aimed to find out the perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about LF.
Subjects and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among Senior Registrars attending a mandatory health resources management course in Lagos, Nigeria. Data on knowledge and attitude were collected from 106 respondents using a self-administered, pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire and summarized by way of overall scores. Frequencies were compared between groups using chi-square test and p < 0.05 was accepted as statistically significant.
Results: All the Respondents were aware of LF, but only 56 (52.8%) had good comprehensive knowledge about it and only 72 (67.9%) had a positive attitude towards it. Personal readings on LF (p < 0.001) and attitude towards LF (p = 0.039) were significantly associated with comprehensive knowledge about LF.
Conclusion: The high level of awareness of LF among respondents was not matched by appropriate knowledge and attitude. Doctors, and indeed all health care workers, in Nigeria should be encouraged to update their knowledge on LF.
Key words: Perception; Knowledge, Attitude, Lassa fever

Key words: Perception; Knowledge, Attitude, Lassa fever


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi
Articles by Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye
Articles by Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 1325
Downloaded: 449
Cited: 0

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781


Web Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. http://www.ajpmph.com/?mno=281781 [Access: December 12, 2018]. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. Am J Prev Med Public Health. (2017), [cited December 12, 2018]; 1(1): 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



Harvard Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi (2017) Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. Am J Prev Med Public Health, 1 (1), 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



Turabian Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. 2017. Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 1 (1), 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



Chicago Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. "Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever." American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1 (2017), 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi. "Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever." American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1.1 (2017), 27-34. Print. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi (2017) Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever. American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 1 (1), 27-34. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.281781





Most Viewed Articles
  • Morbidity profile of children referred to Genetic Unit of Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Egypt.
    Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Sohier Yahia, Mohammad Shokeir, Hassan Elmier
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 1-9
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281394

  • The effect of heavy metal air pollution arising from local metallurgical activities on albino rat
    Adamu Yunusa Ugya, Tijjani Sabiu Imam
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 10-19
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280304

  • Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever
    Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 27-34
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281781

  • Beyond antibiotics, is there any hope for new alternatives?
    Emad Mohamed Abdallah
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 52-53
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281398

  • Health Status Evaluation of mine workers and nearby population around iron ore mines in tribal district of Jharkhand, India
    Sarang Dhatrak, Subroto Nandi, PrahaladKumar Sishodiya, Umesh Dhumne, Shilpa Ingole, Shweta Gupta
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 20-26
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280307

  • Microbiological and physicochemical studies of Wetland Soils in Alimosho Lagos Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria
    Funmilayo V Doherty, Abdullahi Adeola, Godwin O Ovioma, Idowu A Aneyo, Ruqeeyat O Binuyo
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 35-41
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280308

  • Comparative study of pulmonary impairment among diverse working groups in coal mine
    Sarang Dhatrak, Subroto Nandi, Shweta Gupta
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 13-17
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.20170927084148

  • Prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis - a step in right path
    Papitha P anand, Prasanna b balasubramanian
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 42-51
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281744

  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF SUCESSIVE POLIO AND PENTAVALENT VACCINES UTILISATION AMONG UNDER FIVE CHILDREN IN GHANA [English]
    Mustapha Immurana, Arabi U.
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 18-29
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.20171129072443

  • Cytogenetic profile of children with suspected genetic disorders referred to the Genetic Unit of Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Egypt.
    Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Sohier Yahia, Mohammad Shokeir, Hassan Elmier
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 8-12
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.284191

  • Most Downloaded
  • Perception of senior resident doctors in Nigeria about lassa fever
    Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Oluwatosin Adediran Adeoye, Ayodeji Kayode Adefemi
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 27-34
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281781

  • Morbidity profile of children referred to Genetic Unit of Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Egypt.
    Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Sohier Yahia, Mohammad Shokeir, Hassan Elmier
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 1-9
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281394

  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF SUCESSIVE POLIO AND PENTAVALENT VACCINES UTILISATION AMONG UNDER FIVE CHILDREN IN GHANA [English]
    Mustapha Immurana, Arabi U.
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 18-29
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.20171129072443

  • The effect of heavy metal air pollution arising from local metallurgical activities on albino rat
    Adamu Yunusa Ugya, Tijjani Sabiu Imam
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 10-19
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280304

  • Beyond antibiotics, is there any hope for new alternatives?
    Emad Mohamed Abdallah
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 52-53
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.281398

  • Comparative study of pulmonary impairment among diverse working groups in coal mine
    Sarang Dhatrak, Subroto Nandi, Shweta Gupta
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 13-17
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.20170927084148

  • Microbiological and physicochemical studies of Wetland Soils in Alimosho Lagos Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria
    Funmilayo V Doherty, Abdullahi Adeola, Godwin O Ovioma, Idowu A Aneyo, Ruqeeyat O Binuyo
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 35-41
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280308

  • Health Status Evaluation of mine workers and nearby population around iron ore mines in tribal district of Jharkhand, India
    Sarang Dhatrak, Subroto Nandi, PrahaladKumar Sishodiya, Umesh Dhumne, Shilpa Ingole, Shweta Gupta
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 20-26
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.280307

  • Cytogenetic profile of children with suspected genetic disorders referred to the Genetic Unit of Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Egypt.
    Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Sohier Yahia, Mohammad Shokeir, Hassan Elmier
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 8-12
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.284191

  • Assessment of Ambient Air Quality Resulting from Anthropogenic Emissions
    Yunusa Adamu Ugya
    Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2018; 2(1): 1-7
    » Abstract » doi: 10.5455/ajpmph.20171030080402

  • Most Cited Articles