Bringing to a layman’s understanding the ideas, issues and concepts of important healthy living conditions and strategies is no doubt an ever impressive and effective pattern of solving health related issues especially in developing countries like Nigeria.
In this part of the world, complications and deaths arising from poor health education awareness has been tremendously on the increase until lately when sensitization campaigns and proper health education on killer diseases and related complications were given a good fight by organisations like United Nations, UNICEF, World Health Organisation and governments of various countries to mention but a few.
In this research work, one of such major issues- maternal and child health care-which have recorded the highest death rates in history of health was treated in detail though with a local scope. The study was carried out with reference to a location -Abeokuta, Ogun state Nigeria.
This research study like every other is made up of five chapters and contains all necessary sections needed for careful data analysis and discussions.
A sample population of Yoruba married women between the ages of 18-49 years and the sample size of one thousand (1,000) respondents was drawn from these set of respondents in both rural and urban areas. The areas covered were five local government areas includingAbeokuta the state capital.
Interview and questionnaire formats were used to gather data from the respondent using formulated questions derived from the title of the research work.The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics which includes frequency and percentages; Chi-square test of association was also done to determine the difference in the various views of the respondents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
2.1 ROLE OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND LITERACY IN MATERNAL CHILD AND HEALTH CARE
2.2 FACTORS AFFECTING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE
2.2.1 POVERTY AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
2.2.3 MATERNAL WEIGHT
2.2.4 ORAL HEALTH
2.2.5 COLLABORATION AND EDUCATION
2.3 EFFECTS OF POOR HEALTH EDUCATION ON MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
2.3.1 PRENATAL HEALTH
2.3.3 POSTPARTUM PERIOD
2.4 FACTORS AFFECTING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE IN NIGERIA
2.5 NEED FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE IN NIGERIA
3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN
3.2 POPULATION OF THE STUDY
3.3 SAMPLE SIZE AND SAMPLING METHODS
3.4 RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
4.1 DATA ANALYSIS
4.2 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
DISCUSSION AND FINDINGS
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