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Accessibility and Utilisation of University Health Care Services (Jaja) among Undergraduate Students of University of Ibadan, Oyo State
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 35-41   |   Vol. 1, No. 4, August 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Tunde Adeolu Ogundele, Dept. of Geography, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo Lanlate Campus, Oyo State, Nigeria.
[2]
Ishaq Aliyu Abdulkarim, Dept. of Geography, Bayero University, Kano State, Nigeria.
[3]
Emeka Chilamaka Enyinnaya, Dept. of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Abstract
The study examined the accessibility and utilization of university health care services (Jaja) among undergraduate students undergraduate students of University of Ibadan. Accidental sampling technique was used to administer 200 copies of a structured questionnaire to students that visited the university health centre for treatment. The study showed that female students utilized the University of Ibadan health centre (UHC) more than their male counterpart. The study revealed that staff of UHC are accommodating and caring. It indicated that treatment of illness in Jaja's clinic is cheaper than clinics outside the school. 84.5% of the students were of the opinion that some staff ought to be replaced due to old age. Information on the typology of illness showed that malaria, typhoid and stomach pains were the primary sicknesses that made students visit UHC. Delay in the administration of health services and lack of drugs were the primary challenges undergraduate students encountered in trying to access the UHC. The independent samples test revealed that the utilization rate of UHC differed between female and male students (t = 191.519, p<0.01), while result of Analysis of Variance showed that the perception of undergraduate students concerning the UHC varied significantly (F = 263.153, p<0.01).
Keywords
Undergraduate Students, UHC, Perception, Utilization, Accessibility, University of Ibadan
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