Background: Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors (PPMV) have been identified as a widely patronized source for drugs used in the home treatment of malaria. The presence of PPMVs has increased sales and recommendation of antimalarial drugs among Nigeria populace. This study was conducted to assess the awareness and adherence of Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendor to Rapid Diagnostic Test in Ondo state, Nigeria. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study comprising 192 registered Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors who were selected via multistage sampling method. Relevant data collected via semi-structured questionnaire and analysed using IBM SPSS 23.0 Results: The mean age for the respondents was 38years. Majority of the respondents have heard of RDT (85.9%), while 75.0% know about the malaria treatment policy. The study also reveals that arthemeter was the most familiar drug among respondents. Also, 83.3% of respondents believed the use of RDT has improved the treatment of malaria. Conclusion: Awareness of malaria testing and treatment policy was high, but adherence was unsatisfactory. Thus, there is need to provide vendors with competency-based training and supervision to improve the awareness and adherence which would enhance the quality of care they provide.
Adherence, Arthemeter, Awareness, Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors, Rapid Diagnostic Test
Akinreni Temidayo Ifeoluwa , Ogbobe Joy Ukamaka "Awareness and Adherence of Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors to Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test in Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 12 2022 Page 190-195
Akinreni Temidayo Ifeoluwa , Ogbobe Joy Ukamaka "Awareness and Adherence of Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors to Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test in Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(12)