Assessment of Quality Care of Elderly in Igando Ikotun Lcda of Lagos State, Nigeria

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616267
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessment of Quality Care of Elderly in Igando Ikotun Lcda of Lagos State, Nigeria
Other Titles:
Improving Quality Outcomes for Patients
Author(s):
Abazie, Ogechi Helen; Lawal, Ayodele Idowu Folorunsho; Folorunsho, Olufunke G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Omicron-at-Large
Author Details:
Ogechi, Helen Abazie, RN,'FWACN, ogenaban@yahoo.com; Ayodele Idowu Folorunsho Lawal, RN; Olufunke G. Folorunsho, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to assess quality of care received by the elderly in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Methods: A simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondent, thus giving all the eligible elders an equal chance of being part of the study. The formula n/ (1+n/N) was used to calculate the sample size, where n = population of the elderly in the Igando Ikotun LCDA, N = population of elderly in Alimosho Local Government Area, i.e. 175/(1+175/3850) = 120. respondents. Permission to conduct the study among the elderly were obtained from the Lagos State Health Research and Ethic committee. Individual consents was granted by each respondent before the questionnaires were given to them. Results: The result revealed that the respondents have a poor knowledge of quality care.' Only 17(50%) of the men and 35(41.2%) of the female had good knowledge of quality care for the elderly. However findings shows a good practice of quality care for the elderly as 25(73%) of the men and 36(42.4%) of the female indicated receiving quality care from their care givers. In addition 30(88.2%) of the men and 68(80 %) of the female respondent had a positive attitude toward quality care, but were not satisfied with the care they received from care givers. They admitted the care givers believe that they were old and about to die and should not be given adequate care.''' According to Adebowale, Atte and Ayeni. (2012) globally, the population of elderly is increasing and their well-being is becoming a public health concern. In Nigeria, poverty is widespread and elderly persons are at higher risk. In Nigeria especially in Akwa Ibom State, the findings from a study of 300 elderly men and women by Akpan and Umobong (2013), made them to conclude that there is a high prevalence of elderly abuse. Similarly, Asogwa and Igbokwe (2010) found a low prevalence of physical abuse (7.8%) in their Enugu State study but reported a moderate prevalence of inadequate food. However, there was high prevalence of denial of freedom of interaction (88%) and verbal abuse (73%) such as ?Agadi? and ?Usebo?(worthless and Witch/Wizard). They attribute the low incidence of physical abuse to the fear of attracting curses because it is a taboo to hit an elderly person. Conclusion: The weakening of the family institution that takes care of the elderly in Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular should be revived. The elders should be educated on their rights and the content of quality care they should receive from care givers.
Keywords:
Assessment,; Elderly; Quality care
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16K06; INRC16K06
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAssessment of Quality Care of Elderly in Igando Ikotun Lcda of Lagos State, Nigeriaen
dc.title.alternativeImproving Quality Outcomes for Patientsen
dc.contributor.authorAbazie, Ogechi Helenen
dc.contributor.authorLawal, Ayodele Idowu Folorunshoen
dc.contributor.authorFolorunsho, Olufunke G.en
dc.contributor.departmentChi Omicron-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsOgechi, Helen Abazie, RN,'FWACN, ogenaban@yahoo.com; Ayodele Idowu Folorunsho Lawal, RN; Olufunke G. Folorunsho, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616267-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to assess quality of care received by the elderly in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Methods: A simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondent, thus giving all the eligible elders an equal chance of being part of the study. The formula n/ (1+n/N) was used to calculate the sample size, where n = population of the elderly in the Igando Ikotun LCDA, N = population of elderly in Alimosho Local Government Area, i.e. 175/(1+175/3850) = 120. respondents. Permission to conduct the study among the elderly were obtained from the Lagos State Health Research and Ethic committee. Individual consents was granted by each respondent before the questionnaires were given to them. Results: The result revealed that the respondents have a poor knowledge of quality care.' Only 17(50%) of the men and 35(41.2%) of the female had good knowledge of quality care for the elderly. However findings shows a good practice of quality care for the elderly as 25(73%) of the men and 36(42.4%) of the female indicated receiving quality care from their care givers. In addition 30(88.2%) of the men and 68(80 %) of the female respondent had a positive attitude toward quality care, but were not satisfied with the care they received from care givers. They admitted the care givers believe that they were old and about to die and should not be given adequate care.''' According to Adebowale, Atte and Ayeni. (2012) globally, the population of elderly is increasing and their well-being is becoming a public health concern. In Nigeria, poverty is widespread and elderly persons are at higher risk. In Nigeria especially in Akwa Ibom State, the findings from a study of 300 elderly men and women by Akpan and Umobong (2013), made them to conclude that there is a high prevalence of elderly abuse. Similarly, Asogwa and Igbokwe (2010) found a low prevalence of physical abuse (7.8%) in their Enugu State study but reported a moderate prevalence of inadequate food. However, there was high prevalence of denial of freedom of interaction (88%) and verbal abuse (73%) such as ?Agadi? and ?Usebo?(worthless and Witch/Wizard). They attribute the low incidence of physical abuse to the fear of attracting curses because it is a taboo to hit an elderly person. Conclusion: The weakening of the family institution that takes care of the elderly in Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular should be revived. The elders should be educated on their rights and the content of quality care they should receive from care givers.en
dc.subjectAssessment,en
dc.subjectElderlyen
dc.subjectQuality careen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:08:32Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:08:32Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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