Effects of “Ndu kaaku” radio entertainment education program on the sexual and general health situation of farm-families in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

  • BR Olajide
Keywords: Ndu KaaKu, Health education, Farm families, Radio drama

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of Ndu KaaKu, radio drama on the health situation of farm-families in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure resulted in 336 respondents from whom data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results revealed that majority (92.9%) of the respondents were below the age of 54 years, averagely educated (29.2%), with modal (39.9%) household sizes between 6-10 members. It also revealed that about 80.0% of the respondents had knowledge of reproductive and family health issues covered in the soap opera, with 44.0% in the high knowledge category. Specific lessons learnt from the radio drama included avoidance of use
of sharp objects (70.8%), abstinence from casual sex (76.8%) and condom usage (67.9%). Health education derived from Ndu Kaaku was significantly influenced by age (X2 = 15.5; P<0.05); radio ownership (x2=9.1, P<0.05) and listenership (X2 =29.5; P<0.05). The radio
programme should be replicated to address other areas and issues related to health, community and social development.
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