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EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS

Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A., James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O..

Abstract
This study assessed expectant mothers’ knowledge of congenital and adventitious hearing loss in
selected Hospitals in Calabar metropolis. To guide the study, four (4) research questions were posed and
transformed to hypothesis. The study adopted a survey research design. The sampling techniques used were
purposive and accidental sampling technique. A total of one hundred and ninety eight (198) expectant mothers were
used for the study. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The instruments were validated by (3)
medical experts in the department of Ear-Nose and Throat (ENT) and two (2) measurements, and evaluation experts.
The reliability of the instrument was determined Cronbach alpha reliability technique, with reliability indices
ranging from 0.75-0.82. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Chi-square for answering
the research questions while population t-test analysis was used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed that the
expectant mothers’ knowledge on congenital causes of hearing loss is significantly low. The findings also revealed
that the knowledge level of most expectant mothers on adventitious hearing loss is also low. It was concluded that
there is need for adequate knowledge for expectant mothers as regards to congenital and adventitious causes of
hearing loss.The study then recommended, among others, that awareness campaign against congenital and
adventitious hearing loss should be included into the programmes for expectant mothers during antenatal in all
hospitals and primary health care centres.

Key words: Expectant mothers’, knowledge of congenital and adventitious, hearing loss


 
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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18


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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=110907 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18


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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. JCR. (2021), [cited August 17, 2021]; 8(3): 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O. (2021) EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. JCR, 8 (3), 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. 2021. EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



Chicago Style

Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. "EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O.. "EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.3 (2021), 162-172. Print. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18



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Ntino, M. O., Aderibgbe, S. A. , James, D. D., Abang, V. Z., Agana, C. O. (2021) EXPECTANT MOTHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CONGENITAL AND ADVENTITIOUS HEARING LOSS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 162-172. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.03.18