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Haemophilia Knowledge among Health Care Providers in a Tertiary Hospital Lagos, Nigeria

Balogun TM, Agboola MB, Onigbinde OO, Ajayi A, Iredu I

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Taiwo Modupe Balogun
P.O Box 10315, G P O, Bank Anthony Road, Ikeja
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +2348023039803
Email: taiwo_modupe@yahoo.com

Received on: March 26, 2018, Accepted on: April 19, 2018, Published on: April 27, 2018

Citation: Balogun TM, Agboola MB, Onigbinde OO, et al. (2018). Haemophilia Knowledge among Health Care Providers in a Tertiary Hospital Lagos, Nigeria

Copyright: 2018 Taiwo Modupe Balogun, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract
Background: Lack of adequate knowledge about Haemophilia and the management of this rare bleeding disorder among health care providers is of a serious public health concern and likely to increase morbidity and mortality.
Objectives: This study was undertaken to assess the level of knowledge about Haemophilia among health care providers in a tertiary health care centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Methods: This was a cross sectional hospital based survey. A self-administered questionnaire was filled by respondents concerning their knowledge and management of Haemophilia. Completed questionnaires were collated and analyzed with statistical package for social sciences software (SPSS) version 16.
Results: The response rate to this survey was 78.2%. The respondents comprised of 65(41.1%) males and 93(58.9%) females with an age range of 20-59 years and a mean of 38 +/- 9.5years. The knowledge of the pathogenesis of Haemophilia among the respondents was good 153(96.8%) while about half 106(66.5%) were aware of the male predominance in this bleeding disorder. Less than half 61(38.6%) of respondents were aware that pain is a symptom in Haemophilia bleed. Fifty eight (36.7%) of the respondents knew that soft tissue and prolonged cut bleeds occur while 110 (69.6%) were aware that joints and muscles are mainly affected by bleeding in Haemophilia. Ninety three (58.9%) of the respondents were aware that HIV infection could complicate the treatment of Haemophilia while 97(61.4%) agreed that hepatitis B and C infections also could.
Conclusion: The knowledge of the clinical features and management of hemophilia needs to be improved on among surveyed health care providers in Lagos, Nigeria.

Keywords: Haemophilia Knowledge Nigeria care Treatment Providers