Information and Communication Technology Use by Reproductive Health Workers in Nigeria : State of The Art, Issues, and Challenges

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dc.contributor.author Olatokun, Wole Michael
dc.contributor.author Adeboyejo, Olufunke Christey
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-13T12:19:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-13T12:19:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Olatokun, W. M. & Adeboyejo, O. C. (2009). Information and Communication Technology Use by Reproductive Health Workers in Nigeria: State of the Art, Issues and Challenges. Human Technology, Volume 5 (2), pp. 181-207. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200911234470. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/22704
dc.description.abstract This study investigated reproductive health workers’ (RHWs) use of ICTs, the effects of ICTs on their job functions, and the challenges limiting full exploitation of ICTs. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Stratified sampling technique was used to select a sample of 360 RHWs of the University College Hospital, Nigeria. A questionnaire obtained the data, and frequencies and percentage distributions were the analytical techniques adopted. Findings revealed that RHWs indicated extensive use of ICTs in their job functions. Faster access to relevant medical information, easy exchange of information with colleagues, and increased efficiency were the major impacts of ICT usage on their activities. The information accessed through ICTs was primarily educational, health, and research. Findings equally revealed that the major challenges in ICT use were erratic power supply and inadequate access to ICT facilities. Based on the findings, recommendations were made towards enhancing better utilization of ICTs by RHWs.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2009 Wole Michael Olatokun and Olufunke Christey Adeboyejo, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.title Information and Communication Technology Use by Reproductive Health Workers in Nigeria : State of The Art, Issues, and Challenges
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200911234470

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