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Prevalence Of Measles Amongst Children (0 – 5 Years): Case Study of ABSUTH, Aba

the prevalence of measles among children

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine the prevalence of measles amongst children in Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) Aba. The aim of the study is to provide data on the prevalence of measles amongst children (0 – 5 years) in ABSUTH, to determine the most affected age group and to identify the most prevalent complications. It is a descriptive study on the prevalence of measles among children (0 to 5) attending ABSUTH from January 2014 to December, 2018. 14712 children reported to the hospital with different ailments within the period. Out of this, 419 children had measles which was used as the sample size for the study. Computer check list, data compilation form and calculator were used as instruments for this study. Data collected were analysed using tables, figures and graphs. Out of the 14,712 cases, 419 (2.8%) presented with measles in the five years study. The prevalence was highest in 2014 and lowest in 2018. The gender prevalence showed measles occurred more in males (55.8%) than in females (44.2%). It occurred in children between the ages of 1 to 2 years (30.8%) and the peak month incidence was seen in January (18.4%), May (66%), February (11.2%) and December (11%). Incidence was highest in those unimmunized. Vitamin A also helps susceptible children prevent complications.

Table of Contents

CERTIFICATION PAGE

ABSTRACT

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Statement of Problem

Research Questions

Objectives of the Study

Significance of the Study

Scope of the Study

Operational Definition

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

Conceptual Review

Theoretical Review

Application of the Model

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY

Design

Setting

Target population

Sampling Technique

Instruments for Data Collection

Validity of Instrument

Reliability of Instrument

Method of Data Collection

Method of Data Analysis

Ethical Consideration

CHAPTER FOUR

ANALYSIS OF DATA

Prevalence of Measles

Gender Prevalence of Measles

Age Distribution

Season/ Month of Presentation

Complications

CHAPTER FIVE

DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

Prevalence of Measles

Gender Prevalence of Measles

Age Prevalence of Measles

Season/ month Prevalence of Measles

Complications

Effects of Immunization

Implication for Nursing

Limitations of the Study

Summary

Conclusion

Recommendations

Suggestions for Further Studies

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C