Year 2016, Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 174 - 182 2016-10-19

Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States
Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States

Saheed Opeyemi Usman [1] , Oluwakemi Edet-Utan [2] , Ibiwumi Nafisat Isola [3] , Adebayo Suleiman [4] , Nafisat Oladayo Akintayo-Usman [5] , Adewale Kayode Ojogbede [6] , Olusola John Fatunmbi [7] , Ayooluwa Samuel Adu [8]

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Objectives: General medical examination is a common form of preventive medicine. Periodic medical check-up generally involves thorough history, physical examination and screening of asymptomatic persons by physicians on a regular basis as part of a routine health care process. Periodic medical check-up is considered effective in preventing illness and promoting health and reducing morbidity and mortality. This study is therefore designed to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of periodic medical check-up among residents of Osun, Ondo & Ekiti States of Nigeria. It is also to determine the influence of educational status on its practice and compare the outcomes in the three states. Materials & Methods: The cross-sectional survey study utilizing both qualitative and quantitative method of data collection was conducted at various locations across the three states. The locations included those of public servants, private sector workers, artisans, traders, business men/women, farmers, among others. Results: 1200 consenting residents participated in the study in each of the three states. 518 (43.2%) of the respondents in Ondo State are males while 682 (57.8%) are females. 465 (38.8%) of the respondents in Ekiti State are males while 735 (61.2%) are females. 494 (41.2%) of the respondents in Osun State are males while 706 (59.8%) are females. The mean age in Ondo, Ekiti & Osun were 43.8 ± 10.7 years, 44.6 ± 11.5 years and 41.7 ± 10.1 years respectively. 89.2%, 88.3% and 87.4% of the respondents are aware of periodic medical check-up in Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states respectively. Conclusion: There is high level of awareness of periodic medical check-up in all three states but the level of practice of routine medical check-up is low. The majority of the respondents probably don’t practice it because their health insurance plan does not cover the medical check-up or due to individual/organizational financial constraints.
Objectives: General medical examination is a common form of preventive medicine. Periodic medical check-up generally involves thorough history, physical examination and screening of asymptomatic persons by physicians on a regular basis as part of a routine health care process. Periodic medical check-up is considered effective in preventing illness and promoting health and reducing morbidity and mortality. This study is therefore designed to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of periodic medical check-up among residents of Osun, Ondo & Ekiti States of Nigeria. It is also to determine the influence of educational status on its practice and compare the outcomes in the three states. Materials & Methods: The cross-sectional survey study utilizing both qualitative and quantitative method of data collection was conducted at various locations across the three states. The locations included those of public servants, private sector workers, artisans, traders, business men/women, farmers, among others. Results: 1200 consenting residents participated in the study in each of the three states. 518 (43.2%) of the respondents in Ondo State are males while 682 (57.8%) are females. 465 (38.8%) of the respondents in Ekiti State are males while 735 (61.2%) are females. 494 (41.2%) of the respondents in Osun State are males while 706 (59.8%) are females. The mean age in Ondo, Ekiti & Osun were 43.8 ± 10.7 years, 44.6 ± 11.5 years and 41.7 ± 10.1 years respectively. 89.2%, 88.3% and 87.4% of the respondents are aware of periodic medical check-up in Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states respectively. Conclusion: There is high level of awareness of periodic medical check-up in all three states but the level of practice of routine medical check-up is low. The majority of the respondents probably don’t practice it because their health insurance plan does not cover the medical check-up or due to individual/organizational financial constraints.
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Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Saheed Opeyemi Usman

Author: Oluwakemi Edet-Utan

Author: Ibiwumi Nafisat Isola

Author: Adebayo Suleiman

Author: Nafisat Oladayo Akintayo-Usman

Author: Adewale Kayode Ojogbede

Author: Olusola John Fatunmbi

Author: Ayooluwa Samuel Adu

Bibtex @ { gopctd255818, journal = {Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi}, issn = {}, eissn = {2146-6009}, address = {Selcuk University}, year = {2016}, volume = {6}, pages = {174 - 182}, doi = {10.16899/ctd.65941}, title = {Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States}, key = {cite}, author = {Usman, Saheed Opeyemi and Edet-Utan, Oluwakemi and Isola, Ibiwumi Nafisat and Suleiman, Adebayo and Akintayo-Usman, Nafisat Oladayo and Ojogbede, Adewale Kayode and Fatunmbi, Olusola John and Adu, Ayooluwa Samuel} }
APA Usman, S , Edet-Utan, O , Isola, I , Suleiman, A , Akintayo-Usman, N , Ojogbede, A , Fatunmbi, O , Adu, A . (2016). Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States. Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi, 6 (3), 174-182. DOI: 10.16899/ctd.65941
MLA Usman, S , Edet-Utan, O , Isola, I , Suleiman, A , Akintayo-Usman, N , Ojogbede, A , Fatunmbi, O , Adu, A . "Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 6 (2016): 174-182 <http://dergipark.org.tr/gopctd/issue/24102/255818>
Chicago Usman, S , Edet-Utan, O , Isola, I , Suleiman, A , Akintayo-Usman, N , Ojogbede, A , Fatunmbi, O , Adu, A . "Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 6 (2016): 174-182
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ISNAD Usman, Saheed Opeyemi , Edet-Utan, Oluwakemi , Isola, Ibiwumi Nafisat , Suleiman, Adebayo , Akintayo-Usman, Nafisat Oladayo , Ojogbede, Adewale Kayode , Fatunmbi, Olusola John , Adu, Ayooluwa Samuel . "Periodic medical check-up among residents of three Nigerian South-western States". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 6 / 3 (October 2016): 174-182. https://doi.org/10.16899/ctd.65941