Assessment of Knowledge of Health Workers on Haemophilia at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo State, Nigeria
American Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 88-94
Received: May 24, 2020;
Accepted: Jun. 12, 2020;
Published: Aug. 5, 2020
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Osho Patrick, Department of Haematology& Blood Transfusion, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo-City, Nigeria
Ojo Matilda, Department of Haematology& Blood Transfusion, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo-City, Nigeria
Odunlade Olufunke, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo-City, Nigeria
Okunnuga Ndidi, Departments of Radiation and Clinical Oncology, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo-City, Nigeria
Gbenga-Fabusiwa Funmilayo, Department of Chemistry, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria
Oni Oluwatosin, Department of Haematology/Virology, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, Nigeria
Oluwole Mathew, Department of Haematology/Virology, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, Nigeria
"Haemophilia is a rare hereditary bleeding disorder that occurs primarily among males. Adequate knowledge of its clinical presentation and management of this disorder by health workers will improve the clinical course of patients having this disorder. The study was done to assess the knowledge of clinical presentation and management of Haemophillia among health workers at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex, (UNIMEDTHC) Ondo State, Nigeria. A cross sectional hospital based survey was done using questionnaires that were self-administered by the recruited respondents. Completed questionnaires were collated and analyzed with statistical package for Social Sciences Software (SPSS) version 25. A total of 194 health workers participated in the study with a response rate of 89.4%. The respondents comprised of 72 (37.1%) males and 122 (62.9%) females. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of Haemophilia among the respondents was good 178 (91.8%). Male predominance of the disorder was ascertained by 148 (76.3%) respondents. About half, 105 (54.1%) of respondents were aware that pain is a symptom among haemophiliacs. One hundred and seventy seven (91.2%) of the respondents knew that prolonged post circumcision bleeding is a symptom while 160 (82.5%) were aware that joints and muscles are mainly affected by bleeding in Haemophilia. One hundred and eighteen (60.8%) and 145 (74-4%) of the respondents were aware that HIV and Hepatitis B and C respectively were possible complications of treatment. The role of genetic counseling in prevention of Haemophillia was ascertained in 88-7% of the respondents. There is a fairly good knowledge of Haemophillia among the surveyed health workers. There is a need for improved knowledge about Haemophilia among health workers through continuing education to ensure prompt diagnosis and appropriate care of people with this disorder. "
Assessment of Knowledge of Health Workers on Haemophilia at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo State, Nigeria, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine.
Vol. 5, No. 4,
2020, pp. 88-94.
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