Perceptions on the use of insecticide treated nets in parts of the Imo River Basin, Nigeria: implications for preventing malaria in pregnancy.

@article{Chukwuocha2010PerceptionsOT,
  title={Perceptions on the use of insecticide treated nets in parts of the Imo River Basin, Nigeria: implications for preventing malaria in pregnancy.},
  author={Uchechukwu Madukaku Chukwuocha and Ikechukwu Nosike Simplicius Dozie and Celestine O. E. Onwuliri and Chinyere N Ukaga and Bertram E B Nwoke and Benjamin O Nwankwo and Eunice A Nwoke and Joakin Chidozie Nwaokoro and K S Nwoga and O G Udujih and Chinyere C. Iwuala and E T Ohaji and Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo and B C Adindu},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={117-28}
}
This study aimed at assessing perceptions on use of ITNs in parts of the Imo River Basin, Nigeria and its implications in preventing malaria in pregnancy. Data was collected using focus group discussions, key informant interviews and structured questionnaires. Results showed high awareness on the benefits of ITNs. Factors affecting use of ITNs included its high cost, perceptions of chemicals used to treat them as having dangerous effects on pregnancy, low utilization of antenatal care, husband… CONTINUE READING
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