The research focuses on the psychological impact of Vesico-vaginal fistula on reproductive age women in Lautech Teaching Hospital (LTH) Osogbo, Osun state. The research aims at investigating the psychological impact of Vesico-vaginal fistula on reproductive aged women as regards their age; educational status and place of abode. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A purposive sampling technique was used to select 53 respondents in the out-patient and gynecological units of LTH, Osogbo. Osun state and a self-designed questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Three null hypotheses were tested using chi-square statistical method at 0.05 level of significance. The first two hypotheses were accepted meaning that there are no significant differences in psychological impact of VVF between young and middle age respondents and between educated and illiterate respondents while the third hypothesis was rejected meaning there is significant difference in psychological impact of VVF between respondents from urban and rural areas. In conclusion, nurses and midwives should be aware of the kind of nursing care that can be given to reduce the identified psychological impact of VVF on reproductive age women.
Psychological, Vesico-vaginal, Reproductive-age, Lautech Teaching Hospital (LTH), Respondents, Nurses, Midwives
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