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Factors influencing health seeking behaviour of fisher folks in Prampram, Ghana

Show simple item record Lartey, Godfried Agoe 2016-07-28T11:51:47Z 2016-07-28T11:51:47Z 2012-07
dc.identifier.issn 23105496
dc.description x,131p.:ill en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was carried out in Prampram in the Greater Accra region of Ghana to determine the factors which influence health seeking behaviour of fisher folks. To achieve this, a structured interview guide was used to gather data from 120 fisher folks in a face to face interview. The data collected was grouped and analyzed according to the seven specific objectives of the study and frequencies and percentages used to describe the results. The results revealed that 99% of fisher folks are aware of health resources available to them and resources like clinics, nurses and drug stores are accessible to the majority of the respondents. It was also revealed that 87% of the fisher folks studied consider a factor like the attitude of health personnel whilst 76% consider the gender of health personnel and 76% also consider the costs involved when seeking health. The general conclusion of the study was that fisher follks in Prampram are satisfied with their health seeking endeavours. Among the recommendations made were that healths providing agencies should increase the quantity and quality of health resources in deprived areas, and people living in such communities should be encouraged to register with health insurance schemes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Cape Coast en_US
dc.subject Prampram en_US
dc.subject Fishing communities en_US
dc.subject Health resources en_US
dc.subject Fisher folks en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Health seeking behaviour en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Factors influencing health seeking behaviour of fisher folks in Prampram, Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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