Health Information Availability and Utilization by Medical Practitioners for Chronic Disease Management in Central Hospitals, Warri-Delta State

,Rev. Dr Obiora Nwosu
2013 IOSR Journal of Pharmacy (IOSRPHR)  
In developing countries like Nigeria, large proportions of the population have limited access to health information and health care facilities. Thus there is the fear that health professionals and patients may not be aware of the availability of health information in developing countries like Nigeria, large proportions of the population have limited access to health information and health care facilities. Thus there is the fear that health professionals and patients may not be aware of the
more » ... e aware of the availability of health information as well as their utilization with regards to the management of chronic diseases. The research design that was utilized for this study is the survey design type of descriptive research. The research instrument that was used to collect data for the study is questionnaire. The following findings were derived from this study: Majority of the health professionals affirmed that there is health information policy that they are expected to adhere to and also they agreed that they offered health information and education to all categories of patients, on the nature of health information. This notwithstanding, there are general lack of awareness on the need for health information to the public for the prevention and management of chronic diseases in Delta State, Nigeria.
doi:10.9790/3013-33101823 fatcat:amyzmuzcyfacfcbgvsdg44yczm