Family income and access to health care services among residents of Sagamu local Government area of Ogun State, Nigeria

Issue: 3, Volume: 3, Year: 2022

Family income and access to health care services among residents of Sagamu local Government area of Ogun State, Nigeria

Date of Publication : 30, Jun, 2022

Date Of Acceptance : 21 Apl, 2022

Author: ENAHOLO Kikelomo Isimot (RN, RM, RPON, BNSc)

Co Author: OKAFOR, Ngozi Anthonia (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD, Assoc. Prof.)

Area of research / Subject: Family income and access to health care services among residents of Sagamu local Government area of Ogun State, Nigeria

Access to health care services means having the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes. However, accessibility, affordability and quality make up the golden triangle of ideal healthcare. Hence, the goal of this study is to ascertain the relationship between family income and health-care access in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional quantitative research design. The target population consisted of family heads (household heads) in Sagamu LGA. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 316 respondents. The instrument for data collection was a self-structured questionnaire which was divided into three sections (sections A-C). The instrument was subjected to face and content validity. The data for this study were collected primarily by the researchers. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data collected. The findings revealed that the geographical accessibility of health care services was poor due to reasons which include poor road network and bad transportation system while financial accessibility was also poor as most respondents could not afford the health care financing. Results for test of hypotheses showed that family income has a significant relationship with proximity to health care services (r= 0.347, p= 0.000), and availability of funds to care for health needs (r= 0.559, p= 0.000). The study concluded that the relationship between family income and geographical and financial accessibility were correlated. It was recommended among others that the government should ensure the payment of subsidized charges by low income earners, to enable those with low income (the poor) access available health care services.

Keywords: Family Income, Access, Health Care Services,

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Author(s), ENAHOLO Kikelomo Isimot (RN, RM, RPON, BNSc), OKAFOR, Ngozi Anthonia (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD, Assoc. Prof.), (2022). “Family income and access to health care services among residents of Sagamu local Government area of Ogun State, Nigeria”, Name of the Journal: International Journal of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, (IJMNHS.COM), P, 14 –28.  DOI: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6783425,  Issue: 3, Vol.: 3, Article: 2, Month: June, Year: 2022. Retrieved from https://www.ijmnhs.com/all-issues/

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IJMNHS.com-3.3-2-2022-Family-income-and-access-to-health-care-services-among-residents-of-Sagamu-local-Government-area-of-Ogun-State-Nigeria

Keywords : Family Income, Access, Health Care Services,

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Number: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6783425

Serial: 2 Download Page: 14-28

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