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The impact of policy process, economic growth, scheme design and mobilization on health care services among the rural dwellers of Sokoto State, Nigeria

Tanko, Garba Ibrahim (2015) The impact of policy process, economic growth, scheme design and mobilization on health care services among the rural dwellers of Sokoto State, Nigeria. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between policy process, economic growth, scheme design and mobilization, and heathcare services among the rural dwellers of Sokoto state, Nigeria. This is done with the aim of providing the dwellers with healthcare services that are lacking in the countryside of Sokoto state. There are many factors which hinder the provision of these healthcare services to the delivery which include insufficient funds, lack of good governance, poor policies on healthcare services, poverty, poor scheme design, poor community mobilization and sensitization and corruption. Of these several problems, this research focuses on four major factors, namely policy process, economic growth, scheme design and mobilization as independent variables and healthcare services as the dependent variable. The study uses convenience sampling in which samples were drawn from the 23 local governments of the state that comprise 3,000,000 rural dwellers. Data was collected through the self-administered method by sending questionnaires to 800 rural dwellers in the state. A total of 54 items were captured in the questionnaire. The studyevaluates the relationship between healthcare services and these variables. Multiple regression analysis was used to predict the significant contribution of the four variables. All the instruments were adapted from the past studies. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18 was used to analyze the data and test the hypotheses. The findings of the study show that a positive relationship between healthcare services and the four variables. The correlation coefficient between policy process and healthcare servicesas 0.251 while economic growth and healthcare services it was 0.166. For scheme design and healthcare services,it was 0.260, while formobilization and healthcare services, it was0.119. The Multiple regression analysis shows that the variables are correlated and have a uniquely significant role in providing healthcare services. This shows that the result of this study can be used to address the problems facing the rural dwellers in their demand for quality and affordable healthcare services in their areas.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare Services, Rural Dwellers, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 01:58
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 01:58
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6570

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