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|Title: ||Health Education as a Tool for Improving the Knowledge of Malaria and Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Afolaranmi, Tolulope O.|
Hassan, Zuwaira I.
Bello, Danjuma A.
Tagurum, Yetunde O.
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2015|
|Publisher: ||E3 Journal of Medical Research|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 4;No. 1; Pp 001-007|
|Abstract: ||Malaria is a mosquito borne disease transmitted by female anopheles mosquito; it is life-threatening,
preventable and treatable. Approximately 40 percent of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Malaria and
HIV/AIDS are two of the most common infections in sub Sahara Africa, an increased prevalence of malaria and
increased parasite density in HIV- infected individuals could lead to increased malaria transmission affecting
both HIV- positive and – negative individuals. To assess the knowledge of malaria and Long Lasting Insecticide
Treated Nets (LLITNs) among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). A quasi experimental study conducted
among PLHIV in Plateau State, Nigeria. EPI info statistical software version 3.5.4 was used for data analysis and
95% confidence interval was used in this study with a P ≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant. The mean
age of the respondents was 33.9 + 11.5 years. The level of knowledge on malaria improved significantly after the
training (P<0.001). Majority (98.8%) of the respondents had good knowledge of LLITNs after the intervention (P
< 0.001).This study has demonstrated the effectiveness of health education as veritable tool for improving the
knowledge of malaria and LLITNs|
|Appears in Collections:||Community Medicine|
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