Effects of Health Education Intervention Programme On Health Seeking Practices and Treatment Preferences for Mothers of Under-Five Children with Febrile Illness in Ogbomoso (Published)
This study determined the effect of health-education intervention programme on health-seeking practices and treatment –preferences for mothers having under-five children with febrile-illness .Quasi Experimental research design was conducted among mothers of under-five children attended primary health care centres for immunization in selected Primary Health Care s in Ogbomoso Pre and Post intervention self-structured questionnaire were used to collect data from 191 mothers using purposive sampling technique. One third of respondent (28.0%) have heard about febrile illness during pre-intervention while most (98.4%) have heard about it in the post intervention. Majority (74.2%) during pre-intervention declined to take their child to health facility when sick while during post-intervention over half (51.1%) do it often. Health education intervention programme improved health seeking practices and treatment preferences for mothers of under-five.