Awareness and Utilization of Mobile Health Applications among Teaching and Non Teaching Staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State

Authors : Adum, Allen N; Mozie Chisom Ejiofor

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 2 - February

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This study examined awareness, and utilization of mobile health applications among teaching and non teaching staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Adopting a survey research method, 360 (Questionnaire) were returned which formed the foundation for data analysis. The study was situated within the context of Health Belief Model and Diffusion of Innovation theory; from the data analysis, the study found that ; there is low level of awareness of mobile health applications among staff of UNIZIK; respondents showed both positive and negative attitude towards mobile health applications and utilization of the application was found to be low due to such factors as high cost of Internet subscription; limited awareness of m-health applications; lack of know-how on the use of the mobile applications and individuals’ preference for face-to-face medical consultation. The study recommended that Nigerian government should at the health policy stage make and implement policies that would make the use of mobile health applications a key aspect of healthcare delivery in the country’s healthcare sector and that relevant government and non-governmental health bodies should partner with both local and international software developers to develop mobile health applications that would meet the specific health needs and preferences of individuals.

Keywords : Applications, Attitude, Awareness, Health, Mobile and Utilisation.


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