A qualitative study of traditional healthcare practices: evidence from Ilorin less city

  • Ahmed Ahmed Olaitan Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9427-8190
  • Muhammad Asmawi Ibrahim Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Nosiru Mojisola Olubukola Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
  • Tokede Abiodun Morenike Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
Keywords: Traditional healthcare, practice, Tewe-tegbo, Balsam, Apaarun, Apagu, qualitative study, inhabitants, Egbejila, Nigeria

Abstract

The object of research: This study aimed to explore different forms of healthcare practice in Egbejila an Ilorin less city, Nigeria.

The investigated problem: Throughout the world, traditional healthcare practice leads the edge with regards to healthcare delivery for humanity. It follows that rural inhabitants marshal various forms of healthcare practice. This study investigated peculiar healthcare practices performed by traditional healthcare practitioners in Egbejila a rural Nigeria.

The main scientific results: The research study unveiled different and various dimensions and approaches of healthcare practice that are visualized and sustained as an indispensable component of continuity and survival of human entity.

The area of practical use of the research results: The results of this research study gave insight to various traditional healthcare services being sought after by rural inhabitants of variant cultural, religious, socio-political and economic backgrounds aside the orthodox medicine.

Scope of the innovative technological product: The study adopted purposive sampling procedure for the selection of key informants. A total of twenty-five (25) key informants were purposively selected. Data obtained through the recorded interviews were transcribed into Microsoft Word and was analyzed by using N-Vivo software

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Author Biographies

Ahmed Ahmed Olaitan, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Department of Forestry Economics and Extension

Nosiru Mojisola Olubukola, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Department of Forestry Economics and Extension

Tokede Abiodun Morenike, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Department of Forestry Economics and Extension

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2022-08-31
How to Cite
Olaitan, A. A., Ibrahim, M. A., Olubukola, N. M., & Morenike, T. A. (2022). A qualitative study of traditional healthcare practices: evidence from Ilorin less city. ScienceRise, (4), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.21303/2313-8416.2022.002689
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Innovative technologies in healthcare