Assessment of health screening and health education programmes for workers of waste management agency in Rivers State
Solomon Idorenyin Imoh, Onyezere John Osondu
This study assessed health screening and health education activities provided by Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) for health promotion of their workers. The descriptive survey design was used. Proportionate sampling technique was used to select 300 respondents from total population of 600 workers of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, representing 50% of workers. A self-structured questionnaire with 27 items was validated by experts and 0.83 reliability coefficient value was obtained using Cronbach alpha. Two research questions were answered and one hypothesis was analyzed and tested. The data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for research questions, simple percentage for demographic variables and ANOVA statistics for the hypotheses. Results on assessment of health screening and health education activities for workers of Waste Management Agency in Rivers State showed that the health education activities provided by RIWAMA for its workers was very well in place while the health promotion activities like health screening was not in place. The result also showed that age had no significant difference on assessment of health screening and health education activities provided by Rivers State Waste Management Agency for their workers. Therefore, it was recommended among others that the Agency should provide effective health promotion policies and programme that will improve the health of their workers.