Date of Publication : 24, Jun, 2021
Urinary Tract Infection (UTIs) is an infection caused by the presence and growth of microorganisms anywhere in the urinary tract. It is perhaps the single most common bacterial infection of mankind. This study was intended to investigate, the incidence of UTI among female students of Babcock University Ilishan-Remo Ogun state. A descriptive, quantitative research design was used. Convenience sampling was used to select 150 females for this study. A questionnaire was used to estimate the level of knowledge on UTI, the incidence of Urinary tract infections, the predisposing factors of acquiring UTI and the risk factors of developing UTI among female students in Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun state. Of all the 150 questionnaires distributed, 146 were retrieved and the SPSS version 18.0 was used for statistical analysis. This study revealed 98 (67.1%) of the total 146 respondents know about UTI. The incidence of UTI was 52 (35.6%) while 66 (45.2%) have experienced it once in the past 6 months and 43 (29.5%) have experienced it more than three times in the past 6 months. 130 (89.0%) of the respondents indicated that women are more predisposed to UTI, 131 (89.7%) indicated that dirty toilets predisposes a female to UTI. 141 (96.6%) of the respondents attributed Poor hygiene as a risk factor of UTI, 130 (89.0%) indicated that multiple sexual partners is a risk factor of UTI. In conclusion, dirty toilets and poor personal hygiene contribute to the incidence rate of UTI among the female students in Babcock University. It was recommended among others that health seminars and workshops should be organized routinely to combat the incidence of UTI.
Keywords: Incidence, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Female Students,
Author(s), OKAFOR, Ngozi Anthonia (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD), OLOFIN-OLUPITAN, Mary Ayodeji (RN, RM, RPHN, PGDE, M.Sc. Nursing), ODOKA Sandra Obumneme , (2021).“Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections Among Female Students of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State”. Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 20- 28. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5025687 , Issue: 6, Vol.: 2, Article: 3, Month: June, Year: 2021. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
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