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Title: Analysis of Health Risk Information on Leaflets of Popular Anti-Malaria Drugs in South East Nigeria
Author(s): Matthew Udaya ONU, Chioma NJOKU, & Andrew Hyacinth NGENE
Abstract: This study examined how health risk communication can be managed to properly inform patients on how to treat malaria using the messages contained in the anti-malaria drugs leaflets, while supporting the future development of malaria communication strategies to ensure they are context appropriate and evidence-based. The study adopted the content analysis research design, while Information Processing Theory served as the theoretical fulcrum.Findings from the study reveals that majority of the leaflets contents studied were legible as they were above 6-point font size; that the use of whitespace in the leaflets was encouraging as it aided the legibility of messages contained in the leaflets among others. The study recommends the need for a standard type and font size to be used when designing and presenting the messages on drug use on the anti-malaria drug leaflets for legibility and easy comprehensibility of usage instructions among the users.
Keywords: Health, Anti-Malaria Drugs, Analysis, Information, Health Risk Communication
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EDITORIAL TEAM
EDITOR IN-CHIEF

Dr. (Mrs) Agatha Orji-Egwu

MANAGING EDITOR

Kenneth Adibe Nwafor, Ph.D

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Dr. (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Nsude

Barr. H. N. Aligwe, Ph.D

Elem Stephen, Ph.D

Simon Ezaka, Ph.D

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Jonathan E. Aliede, Ph.D