Scaling up the Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) through use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Provision of Information to Undergraduate Students at Moi University College of Health Sciences, Kenya
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Research Paper | Information Technology | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Scaling up the Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) through use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Provision of Information to Undergraduate Students at Moi University College of Health Sciences, Kenya

Serah Odini

Many university students in Kenya are vulnerable to various STDs due to inadequate use of information in scaling up the prevention, treatment, control, and care of STDs. The aim of the study was to investigate scaling up the prevention, treatment, and control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) through use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the provision of information to undergraduate students, and make recommendations. The specific objectives were to establish the kind of information needed by students and channels of communicating information in their bid to scale up the prevention, treatment, and control of STDs, establish the types of ICTs being used to provide information to students in scaling up the prevention and treatment, and control of STDs, determine the benefits of using ICTs to provide STDs information in scaling up the treatment, treatment and control of STDs among students, identify challenges hindering provision of STDs information to students through ICTs, with a view of making recommendations for improvement. The study was qualitative in nature with some aspects of quantitative techniques and adopted a case study approach. The sample size was 125 comprising undergraduate students at Moi University College of health sciences. Data was collected by use of questionnaires, interviews, and documentary review. Qualitative data collected were analyzed qualitatively by organizing it into themes from which generalizations were made, while quantitative data was analyzed using SPSSP Version 21. Results showed that students had various information needs for scaling up the prevention, treatment, and control of STDs. Various ICTs disseminate information to students, which include desktop computer, laptops, internet, e

Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies ICTs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs, University Students, Information, Moi University College

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Pages: 275 - 282

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Serah Odini, "Scaling up the Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) through use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Provision of Information to Undergraduate Students at Moi University College of Health Sciences, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB151303, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015, 275 - 282

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