Perception of Caregivers on Commonly Used ICT and Social Media Devices in Disseminating Information in the Pandemic Period
Keywords:perception, ICT gadget, dissemination of information, pandemic
The work is a qualitative research design specifically descriptive survey. The study was based on determining the perception of caregivers on the commonly used ICT devices in dissemination of information in pandemic period in Anambra State. One research question guided the study. The population was made up of all caregivers that brought their patients to government and mission hospitals in Anambra state at the period of the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample only government and mission hospitals from three cities in Anambra State. In each of the cities, purposive sampling was utilized to sample two major government hospitals in the state while simple random sampling techniques balloting with replacement was used to select one mission hospital in each of the three cities in the state. In each of the three cities, 10 caregivers from the population were used for the study. Thus, a sample of 90 caregivers was drawn and used for the study. The study employed semi-structured questionnaire for data collection. Simple percentage was used for data analysis. Result indicated among others that: internet (100%), text messages (100%), WhatsApp (100%), radio (100%), television (100%), were the predominantly used ICT and social media devices used for information delivery.
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