Assessment of Knowledge Sharing for Prevention of Hepatitis Viral Infection among Students of Higher Institutions of Kebbi State, Nigeria


Authors : Shehu Saidu; Mohammad, Abdulwakeeltankouchiri

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7001131

The purpose of this study is to investigate the assessment of knowledge sharing for prevention of Hepatitis Viral Infection among students of higher institutions in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study the area of the study was Kebbi State located in North West Geo-political region of Nigeria. The population of the study comprised student of Higher Institution in Kebbi State structured questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by expert from the Institutions data collected was analyzed using mean scores. The major finding of the study include that most of Higher Institution student in Kebbi State do not have knowledge on how to present themselves from viral infection, student rarely share knowledge on existence of vaccination for preventions of hepatitis viral infection, most of student didn’t know their hepatitis status, the level of compliance to the knowledge sharing for prevention of hepatitis viral infection is very low is very recommend that management of the institutions should encourage student to be visiting the institution clinic, so that they will know their status of hepatitis and other health related issues. The management of the institutions should once in a year or quarterly be organizing heath programme so that awareness will be created on how student will prevent themselves from contacting hepatitis viral infection and other diseases. It is recommended that student’s health status should be known before given an admission in the institution. It is also recommend that the management of the institution should make it compulsory for every student to be vaccinated after knowing his status, if he/she is not affected. More health personnel should also be employed.

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