Influence of media enlightenment programme on control and prevention of cerebrospinal meningitis among people of Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara state, Nigeria
The study examined the influence of media enlightenment programmes on control and prevention of cerebrospinal meningitis among people of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria. The study population comprised all the people within Ilorin metropolis, Kwara state. A descriptive research design of survey method was adopted for the study. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select two hundred (200) respondents for the study. The instrument used for the study was researchers’ structured questionnaire validated by experts in the field of community health and health education. A test re-test method was used establish the reliability of the research instrument and a correlation coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. Three research hypotheses were tested with the use of chi-square (x2) statistical method at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that enlightenment programmes have much influence on control of cerebrospinal meningitis infection among people of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. Also, media enlightenment programmes have positive influence on prevention of cerebrospinal meningitis infection among people of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara state. Based on the findings above, the study it was recommended that more programmes on media enlightenment should be organized on effective control of meningitis infections. Private organizations, individuals’ and governments at all level should join hands to ensure effective prevention of meningitis infections.
Keywords: Influence, Media, Enlightenment Programme, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, Control and Prevention