Patients Barrier to Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Care in Nigeria

Adegbiji, Waheed Atilade and Aremu, Shuaib Kayode and Lasisi, Akeem O (2017) Patients Barrier to Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Care in Nigeria. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS, 32 (1). pp. 96-104. ISSN 2313-4402

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There is high prevalence of ear, nose and throat surgical conditions in our community. Ekiti state government funded facility is available and yet the rate of utilization is low. Therefore, there is need to study the barriers to and surgical uptake.The aim of the study is to identify barriers to both minor and major surgical uptake in Ekiti State, South-Western Nigeria.It is a prospective study of all patients who had attended our Ear,Nose and Throat clinics and scheduled for either minor or major surgery. The study was done between January and December 2016. The patients who consented to be included in the study were enrolled and interviewed. Relevant additional information from their case notes were coded and recorded in the software SPSS version 16. The data was collated and then analyzed.Seven hundred and two (702) consented respondents were enrolled into the study, this comprises of 368 females and 334 males. Majority of the respondents (61.6%) resided in Ado Ekiti while minority of our respondents 2.4% resided outside Ekiti state.Majority of our cases, 87.5% were booked for minor procedure. Only 44.9% of our study population was gainfully employed and 42.7% of the respondents were self-sponsored for the surgical cares.Only minority 13.2% of our studied population did not encountered any form of barrier and 19.2% were able to overcome their encountered barrier. Hospital based barrier, hospital staff based barrier and patient based barrier were found to be 53.8%, 43.6% and 33.8% respectively in the studied population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barriers; Surgical; ear; nose; throat care; Otorhinolaryngology.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 11:49

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