Predictors Of Health Promotion Practices Among Residents Of low Cost Housing Estate,Lagos, Nigeria

  • R.O Okuneye
  • B.B Idowu
  • N. Eugene-Okorie

Abstract

The study investigated residents' altitudes, practices and health promotion in Lagos State Low Cost Housing Estates namely;, Abesan, Isolo, Iba, Iponri and Mile 2 to establish the factors which support or inhibit the development of effective health promotion behaviours among the residents of these Low Cost Housing Estates. The cross-sectional survey design was adopted for the study and 754 randomly selected respondents through multi-stage sampling technique were drawn from the study locations. The two instruments used for the study were Questionnaire on Residents Attitude, Practices and Health Promotion (QRAPHP) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with In-Depth Interview (IDI) guide. A reliability coefficient of 0.85 was obtained for the pilot testing of the instrument. Two hypotheses were tested using Pearson correlation coefficient, multiple regression correlation and chi-square at significant level of O. 05. The findings showed that there is a significant correlation between independent variables (attitudes, practices, environmental awareness and commitment) and dependent variables (health promotion measures) on residents of Low Cost Housing Estate in Lagos State. There is no significant composite interactive effects of Predictors of health promotion in Lagos State low cost housing Estate (r, 102, r = 0004" F=l .754 p>0.05; df 4, 671). It was recommended that residents of LCHE be provided with appropriate comprehensive environmental education through seminars, workshops and public sensitization in order to develop sustainable attitudes and practices towards health promotion.

Published
2018-02-12
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