AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF RADIO IN FAMILY PLANNING HEALTH MESSAGES: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW

Enoch Abimbola Opaleke, Gladys Taye Opaleke, Chikwudinma Taiwo Okoji, Ifeoluwa Ayoola Olayioye

Abstract


This study assesses the use of Radio for family planning health messages and the impacts of demographic variables on the practice of family planning in Nigeria. Systematic Literature Review Method was used while 32 articles met the choosing criteria and were included in this study. Findings revealed that health message has impact on knowledge and adoption of family planning among the people. It was also found out that Radio Health Messages in the indigenous language are more impactful that those in other languages. In some cases, people are exposed to Radio Health Messages on family planning, thus, having adequate knowledge of it but the practice rate was still low. This was revealed to be as a result of the moderating effects of demographic variables of age and religion.


Keywords


Assessment, Radio, Family Planning, Health Messages, Nigeria.

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