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Title: Female human’s physio-psycho-social health variables as factors of birth of defects children in sub-urban Nigeria
Authors: Owojaiye, Sunday Oni
Kajang, Yakubu Gorah
Keywords: Emotional health
Birth defects
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: Journal of Educational Research and Review
Series/Report no.: Vol. 3;No. 6; Pp 96-100
Abstract: This research paper titled female human’s emotional health variables as factors of birth defects of children in sub-urban Nigeria, was undertaken. The descriptive survey research method was used. The population for the study was two hundred (200) women of child bearing age. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher structured questionnaire “women of child bearing age” that was subjected to both face and content validity and has a reliability value of .85r. The data gathered was by the researcher’s personal effort. The data collected was analyzed using X2 statistical method at 0.05 alpha level of significance and at df = 199. Based on the results of data analysis and the discussions, it could be concluded that: (i) 75% (150) of the women of child bearing ages surveyed do not cook food for their husband because they always fall ill and are sickly during pregnancy; they do not like to do anything in the matrimonial home, they do not eat and they sleep a lot; (ii) 73.5% (147) dodge medical care; as waiting to be attended to in the maternity wards are considered to be waste of time; (iii) 70% (140) WOCBA attend traditional birth homes to save their pregnancy and themselves from taboos, witches and wizards powers. It was recommended that: (i) pregnant women’s husbands should be lectured to love their wives and assist them to cook, desist from quarrelling with them and also support them at home and make peace with their wives. (ii) Orthodox maternities within Oke Onigbins should be adequately staffed with sociably qualified doctors and nurses to treat native women with dignity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1263
ISSN: 2384-7301
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