This study sort to investigate the predictors of insecticide treated nets utilization
among pregnant women in Ikenne LGA Ogun State, Nigeria.
Methodology: This study employed descriptive
cross-sectional design guided by Information Behavioral Skill model. Simple random
sampling technique was used to select 250 respondents. A validated semi-structured
questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha of 0.78 to 0.79 was used to collect data. Frequency
table, mean, standard deviation correlation, multiple and binary logistic regression
analysis were conducted to give statistical responses to the research question and
hypotheses using SPSS version 23.
Results: The respondent’s level of information on ITN use was 7.85 ±1.75. Majority
(91.6%) had high level of information on ITN. Motivation
to ITN use was moderately high with a mean of 18.96±4.62. Less than half (46.8%)
strongly agree that they were motivated using ITN. The behavioral skill was moderately
high with a mean of 12.4±4.57. Most (76%) of them reported
that they were very confident to use ITN. Respondents’
utilization of ITN was high with a mean of 3.86±1.51. Majority (86.6%) reported that they slept under ITN last night. There was a significant relationship between’ level of information
(r=0.260; p=0.000), motivation (r=0.246; p=0.000), behavioral skills (r=0.643; p=0.000)
and utilization of ITN.
Conclusion: the respondents had high level of information on ITN with moderately
high motivation to ITN use, moderately high behavioral skills. The respondents’
use of ITN was high. This study recommended that ITN use should be guided by the
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