WILLINGNESS TO UTILIZE TRADITIONAL HEALCARE: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY OF RURAL INHABITANTS IN EGBEJILA

Authors

  • AHMED OLAITAN AHMED Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.
  • IBRAHIM MOHAMAD ASMAWI Faculty of Applied Social Science, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • ABIODUN MORENIKE TOKEDE Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.
  • MOJISOLA OLUBUKOLA NOSIRU Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.
  • ADEJUMOKE ADETOUN BANJO Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.
  • KOFOWOROLA ADEDIGBA BOLAJI Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.
  • DORCAS OLUWAKEMI ADEBAYO Department of Forestry Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Oya State, Nigeria.

Keywords:

health, rural inhabitants, traditional healthcare, willingness, Ilorin

Abstract

Good health is an essential element for good spirits and sustainable living. In the realms of the healthcare system in almost all countries of the globe plus Nigeria, traditional healthcare practices are an important source of survival for many people. It has been sustaining humanity ahead of the development and influence of modern forms of medical practice across diverse cultures and peoples. Reports have shown that rural inhabitants in Ilorin less city exhibited high conviction in traditional healthcare; thereby seeking solutions to their medical challenges in this particular healthcare service. This study, therefore, was designed to provide acumen on the willingness to utilize traditional healthcare among rural inhabitants in Egbejila. Egbejila, a rural community was purposely selected based on the prevalence of traditional healthcare practice. The study adopted qualitative research design. The study adopted a purposive sampling procedure for the selection of inhabitants. The data collection instrument used was a scheduled interview. A total of fifteen (15) inhabitants were selected. Data were analyzed using QSR N-Vivo software. The major findings from the study suggest that inhabitants’ willingness to utilize traditional healthcare are therefore instigated by socio-cultural factors to seek treatment, remedy and solutions to their health challenges and predicaments in this particular healthcare service.

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Published

2024-06-27

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AHMED, A. O., ASMAWI, I. M., TOKEDE, A. M., NOSIRU, M. O., BANJO, A. A., BOLAJI, K. A., & ADEBAYO, D. O. (2024). WILLINGNESS TO UTILIZE TRADITIONAL HEALCARE: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY OF RURAL INHABITANTS IN EGBEJILA. Quantum Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 5(2), 48–59. Retrieved from https://qjoest.com/index.php/qjoest/article/view/147

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