The effects of reduced human mobility on accessibility to healthcare and personal health management during the COVID pandemic era in Nigeria: A Survey

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Ayodapo O. Jegede
Aishat A. Quadri

Abstract

Background: COVID 19 ravaged the world and indeed its effffects, though reduced, can still be felt globally. There has been a high premium placed on covid-19 prevention and treatment which has pushed focus offff diseases that previously were high priority. The purpose of this study is to refocus the attention of health care givers to the needs of the populace despite the prevailing COVID pandemic.


Method: The study was a cross-sectional survey of individuals in a highly populated market in Oshogbo, Nigeria. Random sampling was used in selecting the respondents for the study after sample size was calculated. Data was collected during a health outreach organized to help ascertain the state of health of the marketers and how their health have been affffected by the COVID 19 pandemic.


Results: The results showed that access to health services was reduced during the pandemic when compared to before the pandemic (p = .000) which would be critical for those with underlying illnesses. Respondents were also confronted with fifinancial challenges (43.4%) but were well informed and most (94.7%) adhered to COVID 19 protocols for prevention.


Conclusion: Access to quality health care reduced as Nigerians navigated the COVID 19 pandemic and most of the respondents faced fifinancial challenges in meeting their basic needs and health care needs during the pandemic.

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O. Jegede, A. ., & A. Quadri, A. . (2022). The effects of reduced human mobility on accessibility to healthcare and personal health management during the COVID pandemic era in Nigeria: A Survey. The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy, 56(1), 72–78 | https://doi.org/10.51412/psnnjp.2022.8. Retrieved from https://psnnjp.org/index.php/home/article/view/112
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Ayodapo O. Jegede, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration Faculty of Pharmacy,

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

 

 

 

Aishat A. Quadri, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration Faculty of Pharmacy,

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

The Living Initiative NGO, Osun State.

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